Children of Samuel Commander 3rd and his wife:



Malcomb Commander

1. John Commander. Born about 1790 (Census), Sumter District. Died September 15, 1861, Barbour County, Alabama. Buried "Commander's Hill", Barbour County. Married 1) probably in Sumter District, Rebekah, a first cousin, who was daughter of Joseph Commander Sr, brother of Samuel 3rd and others. Rebekah died prior to 1829, either in South Carolina or Georgia. John Commander is reported to have gone from the Creek Indian Country in Alabama, probably near Roanoke, to Georgia, where his son, Henry DuBose Commander, was born near Columbus. He later returned to Alabama, where he died. John is said to have perhaps lived in Macon County, Alabama, prior to, or in, 1836 before going to Georgia.

His great-grandson, Sollie Foy Commander, stated in writing:

"My grandfather's name was Henry DuBose Commander . . . He was born near Columbus, Georgia, on May 20, 1836, immediately as my great-grandmother arrived in Georgia from a flight on horseback from the Creek Indian Country in Alabama, as a refugee to Georgia . . . My grand-father was named for a kinsman, perhaps an ancestor, Henry DuBose. We are related to the DuBose family of South Carolina and of French ancestry".

This John Commander was probably the John listed in the 1811 Tax Digest of Jones County, Georgia, where he probably lived before going to Alabama originally. In 1814 Samuel Commander of Jones County made tax returns for him. See page 174.

A Military Land Warrant 4077 for 80 acres was issued to John on April 11, 1851, for his services in the War of 1812. On this was issued patent to S E of S W Sec. 24 and N E of N W Sec. 25, Township 12N, Range 24E of the St. Stephens Meridian, Alabama. This patent was issued on Nov. 10, 1851, and is recorded in Vol. 7., of the Bureau of Land Management Patent Records, page 203, in Washington, District of Columbia. John was granted by the United States: N W of S E, 26, 8, 24, Dec. 22, 1858; S W of N E, 26, 8, 24, Dec. 22, 1855; N E of S E, 26, 8, 24, Nov. 7, 1856; S E of S W, 24, 12, 24, Sept. 26, 1851, #4077 (Mil. Act of 1850); N E of N W, 25, 12, 24, Sept. 26, 1851; S W of N E, 10, 7, 25, Dec. 9, 1854 (#18298); N E of N W, 10, 7, 27, Dec. 9, 1854.

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Children of John Commander and his first wife:

a) Emily E. "Ellie?" Commander. Born about 1820 in South Carolina (Census), probably in Sumter District. Married Sept. 14, 1847, Barbour County, Alabama, Nathan G. Waller, who was born about 1815 (Census). In 1850, this family lived in Pike County, Alabama and are said to have lived at one time near Ariton in Barbour County.

On Feb. 1, 1847, Emily E. Commander bought the E of S E , Sec. 27, T12, R24, Pike County Register of Receipts, Greenville, Book 155.

The 1850 Census records of Pike County reveal that the following personsand others were living in the household of Emily E. Waller ne Commander that year:

Lucinda Swain Age 25 Born in S.C.

Thomas Swain " 7 Born in Ala.

Samuel Stevens " 20 Born in Ala.

Lucinda Swain was ne Lucinda Commander and was sister to Emily E. Waller. See below.

The compiler has no information concerning Samuel Stevens listed above.

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Children of Emily E. (Commander) Waller and her husband:

1. Rebecca Waller. Born about 1849 in Alabama (Census).

2. Elijah Waller.

3. Elisha Waller.

4. Ellen Waller. Said to have died unmarried in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Note: Elijah and Elisha Waller are said to have lived near Ariton, Alabama and to have had large families. One of these two sons of Emily E. (Commander) Waller and her husband is reported to have been the father of Stella Waller, who married Jim Portwood. Stella and her husband are said to have been parents of a son, Foy Portwood, who live in Ariton, Alabama in 1963.

b) Lucinda Commander. Born in or about 1825 (Census), probably in Sumter District. Died after 1870, most likely in Dale County, Alabama, and buried Old Beersheba Cemetery, Dale County near Skipperville. Married 1) Daniel Swain November 4, 1841, Barbour County.

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Children of Lucinda (Commander) Swain and her first husband:

1. Thomas Swain. Born about 1843 in Alabama (Census).

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Children of John Commander and his first wife from page 12:

b) Lucinda Commander (continued). Married 2) John Childress or Childers.

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Children of Lucinda (Commander) Childress or Childers and her second husband:

1. Betty Childress or Childers. Born about 1855 in Alabama (Census). Married Jim Roberts. Said to have been the parents of six children.

2. John "Doog" Childress or Childers. Born about 1857 in Alabama (Census). Married Vivian Boddy. Said to have been the parents of seven children.

3. Wesley Childress or Childers. Born about 1859 in Alabama (Census). Married Nancy Thomas. Said to have been the parents of four children.

Note: Nancy Childress or Childers ne Thomas was sister to Ozelle Thomas who married Sim, son of Henry DuBose Commander. See page 14.

4. Lucinda Childress or Childers. Born about 1863 in Alabama (Census). Married Jack Culverhouse. Said to have been the parents of one child.

5. Mary "Mollie" Childress or Childers. Born about 1865 in Alabama (Census). Said to have died unmarried.

c) Abigail Commander. Born about 1822 (Census), probably in Sumter District. Married Benjamin Joiner, who was born about 1813 in Georgia (Census), and died in Dale County, Alabama in 1870. It is reported that this family lived in Pike County, Alabama in 1850 and Dale County in 1870.

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Children of Abigail (Commander) Joiner and her husband:

1. Elizabeth "Eliza" Joiner. Born about 1842 in Alabama (Census).

2. Rebecca Joiner. Born about 1844 in Alabama (Census).

3. William Joiner. Born about 1847 in Alabama (Census).

4. John Joiner. Born about 1851 in Alabama (Census).

5. Emma Joiner. Born about 1855 in Alabama (Census).

6. Mary Joiner. Born about 1858 in Alabama (Census).

7. Delpha Joiner. Born about 1860 in Alabama (Census).

Note: John Commander and his first wife, Rebekah Commander ne Commander, may have been the parents of children other than Emily E., page 12, Lucinda, pages 12 and 13, and Abigail, on this page.

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Children of Samuel Commander 3rd and his wife from page 12:

1. John Commander (continued). Married 2) Mrs. Leodice (McKinney) Hatcher, who was born about 1790 in South Carolina (Census), or perhaps in Georgia, and died in December, 1863, Barbour County. Buried "Commander's Hill", Barbour County, Alabama.

Note: Leodice (McKinney) (Hatcher) Commander was sister to Green McKinney of Monroe and Conecuh Counties, Alabama.

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Children of John Commander and his second wife:

a) Henry DuBose Commander. Said to have been named for a relative or ancestor, Henry DuBose. See page 8. Born May 20, 1836, near Columbus, Georgia. Died Sept. 15, 1914 or 1915, Barbour County. Buried Salem Church Cemetery, Dale County, Alabama. Married, probably in Barbour County, Eliza Mooneyham, who was born June 9, 1840, Barbour County. Died Jan. 25, 1919, Dale County.

Henry lived near "Commander's Hill" in Barbour County near and south of Clio, Alabama and near Salem Church Cemetery. He is also reported to have perhaps lived in Macon and Pike Counties, Alabama.

Salem Church Cemetery is on the Old Marianna Road in Dale County, Alabama a quarter mile south of the county line of Dale and Barbour Counties.

Henry DuBose Commander is said to have had cousins, John, Drew and Sol McKinney. Whether or not these three persons were sons of Green McKinney, brother to Leodice, mentioned above, is not known to the compiler.

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Children of Henry DuBose Commander and his wife:

1. Virgil Franklin Commander. Born in 1862, Barbour County. Died Jan. 31, 1900, Dale County. Buried Salem Church Cemetery, Dale County. Married Barbour County, Nettie Seagers, who died in Dothan, Alabama and is buried Salem Church Cemetery, Dale County.

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Children of Virgil Franklin Commander and his wife:

a) Kate Commander. Born April 3, 1897, Dale County. Died Nov. 28, 1939, probably in Dale County. Buried Salem Church Cemetery, Dale County. Married Oscar Phillips, who was deceased in 1963.

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Children of Kate (Commander) Phillips and her husband:

1. William V. Phillips. Lived 705 Oak St., Cull-man, Alabama in 1963. No further inform-ation concerning this family.

b) Sollie Foy Commander. Born 1899, probably in Dale County. Married Belle Joiner. The late Sollie Foy Commander was an attorney, and practiced his profession in Montgomery, Ala-bama. No issue. In 1963 Belle Commander ne Joiner lived Old Taylor Road, Dothan, Alabama.

2. Jackson "Jack" Commander. Born about 1860 (Census), Barbour County, Alabama. Died Barbour County in childhood.

3. Sim Commander. Born Barbour County. Died probably in Barbour or Dale Counties, Alabama. Buried Salem Church Cemetery, Dale County. Married October 5, 1896 by Charles McDowell Jr at the Enterprise Hotel, Barbour County, Ozelle Thomas. In 1963 Ozelle lived in Lanett, Alabama.

Note: Ozelle Commander ne Thomas is sister to Nancy Thomas who married Wesley Child-ress or Childers. See page 9.

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Children of Sim Commander and his wife:

a) Corbit or Corbett "Bud" Commander. Said to have lived in Columbus, Georgia in 1963.

b) Henry Commander. Said to have lived in Sylacauga, Alabama in 1963.

4. Mary "Mollie" Commander. Born about 1866, Barbour County. Died 1944, Tuscaloosa, Ala-bama. Married 1) Barbour County, Edward Laraney Davis, who was born in Troy, Alabama. Died Dec. 27, 1906, Barbour County and is buried Salem Church Cemetery.

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Children of Mary "Mollie" (Commander) Davis and her first husband:

a) John Watson Davis. Born Aug. 7, 1892, Bar-bour County. Married Aug, 6, 1913, Barbour County, Della Smith, who was born in Bar-bour County.

In 1963 John Watson Davis lived in Louisville, Alabama.

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Children of John Watson Davis and his wife:

1. Guy Edward Davis. Born June 6, 1914, Barbour County. Lived Atlanta, Georgia in 1963.

b) Robert Henry Davis. Born in 1888, Barbour County, Alabama. Married Susie Casey. Said to be parents.

4. Mary "Mollie" Commander (continued). Mar-ried 2) George Washington Long, who died in Barbour County. No issue.

4. Mary "Mollie" Commander (continued). Mar-ried 3) Buriah Deal, who died in Barbour County. No issue.

5. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Commander. Born Barbour County. Died May 24, 1951, Barbour County. Buried Salem Church Cemetery, Dale County. Married William Thomas Doster, who was born Mar. 5, 1868, Montgomery County and is buried Salem Cemetery, Dale County.

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Children of Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Commander) Doster and her husband:

a) Ada Viola Doster. Born Nov. 25, 1894, Barbour County. Married June 21, 1916, Elamville, Alabama, Dewey Ivey, who was born Jan. 7, 1899, Barbour County. In 1963 Ada Viola Ivey ne Doster lived Rt. 2, Ariton, Alabama.

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Children of Ada Viola (Doster) Ivey and her husband:

1. Thomas Vincent Ivey. Born Aug. 3, 1917, Barbour County, Alabama. Died in infancy.

2. Travis Durell Ivey. Born March 30, 1919, Barbour County. Married Barbour County, Mary Etta Slawson, who was born in Bar-bour County. In 1963, Travis Durell Ivey lived, Rt. 1, Ariton.

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Children of Travis Durell Ivey and his wife:

a) Janace Faye Ivey. Born Aug. 2, 1940, Bar-bour County.

       

    1. Joye Elaine Ivey. Born Sept. 14, 1942, Bar-bour County.

       

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Children of Ada Viola (Doster) Ivey and her hus-band from page 15:

3. Amerine Cecil Ivey. Born Sept. 3, 1920, Bar-bour County. Married Aug. 20, 1937, Barbour County, Emma Catherine Hornsby, who was born in Clay County, Alabama, and died December 31, 1958, Pike County, Alabama. In 1963, Amerine Cecil Ivey lived in Clio, Alabama.

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Children of Amerine Cecil Ivey and his wife:

a) Kenneth Earl Ivey. Born Jan. 17, 1941, Bar-bour County. Married 1) Evelyn Remonia Williamson, who died December 31, 1958, Pike County.

Note: Evelyn Remonia Ivey ne Williamson and her mother-in-law, Emma Catherine Ivey ne Hornsby, were killed in the same automobile accident.

a) Kenneth Earl Ivey (continued). Married 2) Patricia Ann Herring.

b) Johnny Cecil Ivey. Born Sept. 21, 1947, Barbour County.

4. Raphael Naaman Ivey. Born Oct. 26, 1922, Barbour County. Married June 6, 1942, Dale County, Alabama, Nell Garner, who was born Oct. 3, 1926, Dale County. In 1963, Raphael Naaman Ivey lived Rt. 2, Ariton, Alabama.

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Children of Raphael Naaman Ivey and his wife:

a) Naaman Drexel Ivey. Born Nov. 25, 1943, Barbour County.

b) Jeanette Ivey. Born June 9, 1947, Barbour County.

c) Reba Ivey. Born Aug 21, 1949, Barbour County.

d) Ada Jane Ivey. Born July 22, 1952, Barbour County.

5. Lillian Merline Ivey. Born June 10, 1928, Barbour County. Married Dec. 23, 1945, Dale County, Alabama, Reverend Webster Leslie Baker, who was born May 6, 1928, Dale County.

In 1962 Lillian Merline Baker ne Ivey lived 2700 4th Ave., Phenix City, Alabama.

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Children of Lillian Merline (Ivey) Baker and her husband:

a) Rebecca Ann Baker. Born October 24, 1946, Barbour County.

b) Bruce Leslie Baker. Born November 3, 1953, Barbour County.

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Children of Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Commander) Doster and her husband from page 14:

b) Annie Eliza Doster. Born September 11, 1892, Barbour County, Alabama. Married John P. Crumpler.


Married June 18, 1955, Lytle Batchelor , who was born July 12, 1931.

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Children of Lewis Ernest Wooten Jr  and his wife:

a)  Marion Lytle Wooten . Born Apr. 5, 1956.

b)  Katherine Rembert Wooten . Born Feb. 19, 1957.

c)  Edith Batchelor Wooten . Born Sept. 24, 1960.

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Children of Edith Rembert (Williamson) Wooten and her husband from page 28:

2.    Edith Williamson Wooten . Born July 8, 1921. Married Curtis Davenport Padgette .

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Children of Edith Williamson (Wooten) Padgette and her husband:

a)  Robert Lewis Padgette . Born Oct. 2, 1946.

b)         Edith Williamson Padgette . Born Jan 15, 1951.

3.    Sara Rembert Wooten . Born July 26, 1924. Married Edmund Ashe Little , who was born Oct. 2, 1923.

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Children of Sara Rembert (Wooten) Little and her husband:

a)  Edmund Ashe Little  Jr. Born Sept. 5, 1951.

b)  Sara Wooten Little . Born Jan. 6, 1954.

c)  Lewis Wooten Little . Born Sept. 10, 1955.

d)  William Ledbetter Little . Born Jan. 16, 1959.

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4.    Robert Edward Wooten . Born June 4, 1926. Married Elizabeth Hood Brown , who was born Aug. 10, 1930.

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Children of Robert Edward Wooten  and his wife:

a)  Robert Edward Wooten  Jr. Born September 2, 1950.

b)  Margaret Elizabeth Wooten . Born October 4, 1952.

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Children of Emma Caroline (Commander) Rembert  and her husband from page 27:

4.        Robert Commander  Rembert . Born July 24, 1862. Died Aug. 22, 1913. Married 1) Martha Agnes Heriot , who was born Mar. 11, 1864 and died July 14, 1899.

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Children of Robert Commander  Rembert  and his first wife:

a)      Emma Elizabeth Rembert . Born Aug. 11, 1890. Died Nov. 12, 1890.

b)      Robert Commander  Rembert  Jr. Born Aug 4, 1892. Died Feb. 24, 1895 in childhood.

c)      Sallie Henrietta Rembert . Born Nov. 6, 1894. Lived 214 North Salem Ave., Sumter, South
Carolina in 1964.

d)      Robert Heriot Rembert . Born May 11, 1896. Married June 26, 1924, Dorothy Wooding , who was born Sept. 24, 1900, Asheville, North Carolina.

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Children of Robert Heriot Rembert  and his wife:

1.     Francis Marion Rembert . Born Dec. 12, 1936. Married July 3, 1958, Barbara McKeown , who born August 11, 1936.

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Children of Francis Marion Rembert  and his wife:

a)  Mark Heriot Rembert . Born July 19, 1964.

e)     Ada Eloise Rembert . Born April 23, 1898. Died June 5, 1899 in infancy.

4.        Robert Commander  Rembert  (cont'd). Married 2) Annie Rosa Doby , who was born on Nov. 8, 1882.

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Children of Robert Commander  Rembert  and his second wife:

a)      Emma Rosalie Rembert . Born June 24, 1905. Married Dec. 21, 1921, James Mitchell Edens , who was born Oct. 27, 1894.

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Children of Emma Rosalie (Rembert) Edens and her husband:

1.    James Mitchell Edens  Jr. Born July 6, 1924. Married Nov. 6, 1947, Catholeen Prince Hinson .

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Children of James Mitchell Edens  Jr and his wife:

a)  Catherine Ann Edens . Born May 27, 1949.

b)  James Mitchell Edens  3rd. Born Aug. 18, 1953.

c)  Rebecca Duren Edens . Born Mar. 25, 1952.

d)  Dorothy Lynn Edens . Born Sept. 28, 1954.

2.    Emma Rembert Edens . Born June 26, 1927. Married Aug. 18, 1951, Joseph  Francis Christie , who was born March 19, 1922.

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Children of Emma Rembert (Edens) Christie and her husband:

a)  Joseph  Francis Christie  Jr. Born Feb. 5, 1955.

b)  Rose Ann Christie . Born July 20, 1957.

3.    Frances Ann Edens . Born March 19, 1932.

b)    James Commander Rembert . Born Mar. 20, 1907. Married June 25, 1932, Martha Wallace Hartis , who was born Mar. 18, 1911.

            In 1963 James Commander Rembert  lived 2409 Pinckney St., Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Children of James Commander Rembert  and his wife:

1.    Tilden James Rembert . Born Jan. 25, 1934. Married Jan. 1, 1955, Faye Short , who was born April 24, 1936.

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Children of James Commander Rembert  and his wife from page 29:

2.    Heriot Everard Rembert . Born May 30, 1935. Married June 7, 1957, Linda Cook , who was born Feb. 27, 1940.

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Children of Heriot Everard Rembert  and his wife:

a)  James William Rembert . Born Sept. 21, 1958.

3.    Robert English Rembert . Born December 12, 1937. Married June 11, 1954, Monterey Skeen , who was born Nov. 12, 1939.

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Children of Robert English Rembert  and his wife:

a)  Robert English Rembert  Jr. Born Apr. 27, 1955.

b)  James Frederick Rembert . Born Feb. 17, 1958.

4.    Patricia Ann Rembert . Born Sept. 28, 1939.

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Children of Robert Commander  Rembert  and his second wife from page 29:

c)      Charles Ernest Rembert .

d)      George Andr Rembert . Born Oct. 13, 1912. Married Oct. 21, 1937, Margaret Edith Hice , who was born Aug. 20, 1912.

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Children of George Andr Rembert  and his wife:

1.    George Andr Rembert  Jr. Born Jan. 18, 1940. Married Mar. 10, 1956, Rita Flowers , who was born Aug. 17, 1940.

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Children George Andr Rembert  Jr and his wife:

a)  Andrea Rita Rembert . Born August 16, 1957.

b)  George Andr Rembert  3rd. Born Dec. 17, 1958.

c)  Anna Maria Rembert . Born April 30, 1961. No further information.

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Children of Robert L. Commander  and his wife from page 26:

b)          Martha "Mary" Elizabeth Commander . Born about 1842 in South Carolina (Census). Married Thomas H. Rembert .

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Children Martha (Mary) Elizabeth (Commander) Rembert and her husband:

1.     Henry Walter Rembert . Married Viola Stuckey .

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Children of Henry Walter Rembert  and his wife:

a)      Verner Rembert . Married Aug. 15, 1918, Mary Cornelia "Nena" Rembert , daughter of James Edwin or Edmond Rembert , who was son of Emma Caroline (Commander) Rembert , sister to Martha "Mary" Elizabeth (Commander) Rembert . See above.

b)      Thomas H. Rembert . Married Blondell Hearon .

c)         Mortimer Rembert . Died in infancy.

2.     Mary Jane Rembert .

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Children of Joseph  Commander Sr  and his wife from page 29:

5.     Thomas Commander  Sr . Born about 1788 (Census) in South Carolina probably in Sumter District. Died probably in Alabama, perhaps in Coffee County. Married about 1813, perhaps in Sumter District, Mary McDonald , who was born about 1788 (Census) probably in Sumter District, and died, most likely, in Coffee County

            Census Records reveal that Thomas Sr  was in Sumter County in 1820; in Macon County, Georgia in 1840 and 1850 and in Coffee County in 1850, when he was about 62 years of age. Mary  was daughter of John McDonald , see page 198, and his wife, Elizabeth , of Sumter District. See page 172.

            On Jan. 26, 1833 there appeared in the Southern Whig  a notice stating that Thomas Commander  was about to leave the state and that he had appointed his brother, Joseph  Jr, to take care of any unsettled affairs.

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Children of Thomas Commander  Sr  and his wife:

a)    Thomas Commander  Jr. Born about 1814 in Sumter District. Died after 1870 probably in Coffee County. Married prior to 1840, Mariah ? ______?, who was born about 1825 in South Carolina (Census).

            Thomas Commander  Jr was in Macon County, Georgia in 1840 and in Coffee County, Alabama in 1846, 1853 and 1870.

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Children of Thomas Commander  Jr and his wife:

1.    Sarah E. Commander . Born about 1840 in Georgia (Census).

2.    Joseph  M. Commander . Born about 1844 in Georgia (Census). Died about 1906 probably in Ponce de Leon, Florida. Buried Mt. Ida Methodist Church Cemetery, Holmes County, Florida. Married 1) Minerva Harper , probably in Coffee County.

            Joseph  and his first wife are said to have lived in Coffee and in Holmes Counties. In 1850 he was in Coffee County with his parents.

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Children of Joseph  M. Commander and his first wife:

a)      Warren Commander . Deceased. Said to have lived Westville, Florida. Married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Scott .

b)         W. Frank Commander . Died in 1918 Washington County, Florida. Married Vonnie Gillman . W. Frank Commander  and his wife are reported to been the parents of two daughters, who were deceased in 1963, and who are said to have once lived in or near Bruce, Walton County, Florida.

c)      Lavonia Commander . Married John West . Lavonia is said to have lived in Ponce de Leon, Florida.

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Children of Lavonia (Commander) West and her husband:

1.          Etta West . Deceased in 1963. Married Dennis Owens  of Ponce de Leon. Dennis is a son of Eugenia Owens  ne Howell , who was daughter of Rebecca Ann Howell , who was  daughter of Thomas Commander  Sr  and his wife, Mary McDonald ..

d)      Levinia Commander. Married Joseph  Howell.

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Children of Thomas Commander  Jr and his wife from page 32:

2.    Joseph  M. Commander (continued). Married 2) Eliza Truitt , who was born Sept. 27, 1860. Died Feb. 8, 1947 and is buried in New Ponce de Leon Cemetery, Ponce de Leon.

            Joseph  and his second wife are said to have lived in Holmes County near Ponce de Leon from about 1885 or 1890 to 1905.

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Children of Joseph M. Commander  and his second wife:

a)    William Spencer Commander . Born in Holmes County. Died Nov. 4, 1922, Pinellas Park, Florida, in a collision between an automobile and train. Married June 22 or 23, 1918, Ponce de Leon, Maybelle Cora Reynolds .

            It is reported that Maybelle Cora Com-mander ne Reynolds married 2) ______? Patterson , son of Joseph A. and Eliza Jane Patterson .

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Children of William Spencer Commander  and his wife:

1.    Wendell March or Morris Commander . Born March 6, 1919, Ponce de Leon. Married 1) Aug. 22, 1938, Tampa, Florida, Mildred Cordelia Sellers .

1.    Wendell March or Morris Commander . Married 2) Aug. 24, 1942, Clearwater, Florida, Elmina Inez Carmichael , who was born in August, 1923, Taylor County, Florida.

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Children of Wendell March or Morris Commander and his second wife:

a)  William Carroll Commander . Born July 10, 1943, Largo, Florida.

b)  Sandra Faye Commander . Born Feb. 25, 1949, Tampa, Florida.

1.    Wendell March or Morris Commander  (cont'd). Married 3) April 21, 1962, Pearl Lillian (Burgess) Boiter , who was born Dec. 1, 1932, Williamston, South Carolina. No issue in June, 1963.

2.    Henry Lloyd Commander . Born July 10. 1921, Keystone, Florida. Married Nov. 10, 1945, East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Rose Fusz , who was born Feb. 7, 1925, N. Braddock, Pennsylvania. Lived 34 D. Scott Dr., Dravosburg, Pennsylvania in 1963.

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Children of Henry Lloyd Commander  and his wife:

a)  Richard Lloyd Commander . Born Aug. 27, 1946, Braddock, Pennsylvania.

b)  Nancy Lee Commander . Born Nov. 21, 1952, Braddock.

c)         Mark Allen Commander . Born July 14, 1959, McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

b)      Pauline Commander . Born Feb. 1884. Died unmarried Sept. 3, 1963, Ponce de Leon, Florida .

c)      Thomas Commander . Married ______?

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Children of Thomas Commander  his wife:

1.    W. C. Commander . Said to have lived in Westville, Florida.

2.          Mercer Commander . Said to have lived in DeFuniak Springs, Florida.

d)      Joseph  Commander. Said to have lived in Jacksonville, Florida.

e)      Zebedee Commander . Married Julia Miller . Lived Ponce de Leon, Florida in 1962.

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Children of Zebedee Commander  and his wife:

1.    Durwood Commander . Deceased in 1964. Married Dora Scott .

f)      Albert Commander . Said to be unmarried.

g)      Perhaps John Commander .

3.        William F. Commander . Born about 1846 in Alabama (Census).

4.     Mary A. Commander . Born about 1848 in Alabama (Census).

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Children of Thomas Commander  Sr  and his wife from page 30:

b)     John Wesley Commander Sr . Born Mar. 27, 1819, Sumter District, South Carolina. Died Aug. 20, 1874, Terrell County, Georgia. Buried Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Dawson, Terrell County. Married Dec. 9, 1841, Macon County, Georgia, Nancy Fitzpatrick , who was born Feb. 11, 1820 inGeorgia. Died Aug. 20, 1886, Terrell County.

            The Estate of John Wesley Commander Sr  


was administered by his son, John Wesley Jr , over the period 1875-1880 in Terrell County. Nancy  made a nuncupative Will, which was reduced to writing on Aug. 23, 1886. Witnesses: J. W. Jr  and G. S. Commander , sons and J. W. Shepherd , son-in-law.

            John Wesley Sr  lived in Macon County, Georgia in 1850 and perhaps once lived in Lee & Schley Counties, Georgia. He was guardian of his minor brothers, Jesse S. Franklin Commander  and Henry Y. Commander , and his minor sister, Rebecca Ann  in 1847 in Macon County. See pages 197 and 198.

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Children of John Wesley Commander Sr  and his wife:

1.    Benjamin Franklin Commander . Born Jan. 28, 1843, Schley County, Georgia. Died Jul. 28, 1907, Bonham, Texas. Buried Willow Wild Cemetery, Bonham. Married Feb. 20, 1866, Terrell County, Josephine  Oxford , who was born April 7, 1847, Walker County, Georgia. Died Nov. 30, 1918, Bonham and is buried in Willow Wild Cemetery, Bonham.

            Benjamin  served the Confederacy as a private in the War Between the States in Company C, 28th Georgia Siege ArtilleryBonand's Battalion. He also served with Company C. 27th Georgia Infantry. He enlisted August 31, 1861, at Smithfield, Lee County, Georgia.

            Josephine  Commander was sister to Capt. William Baker  Oxford who married Mary Elizabeth Commander , sister to Benjamin and others. See page 46.    Benjamin was with his parents Macon County, Georgia in 1850 and in Terrell County in 1860. In 1870 he was in Terrell County with his wife and family.

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Children of Benjamin Franklin Commander  and his wife:

a)      Martha "Mattie" Jane Commander . Born about 1867 in Georgia (Census). Died in 1941. Married James Franklin Jackson . Lived Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.

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Children of Martha "Mattie" Jane Commander  and her husband:

1.    Beulah Jackson . Married Nov. 21, 1909, Fort Worth, Texas, Thomas Jess Reaves , who was born Aug. 19, 1887, Santa Anna, Texas. Beulah Reaves ne Jackson lived Anthony, New Mexico in 1963.

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Children of Beulah (Jackson) Reaves and her husband:

a)  Mary Jane Reaves . Born Jan. 31, 1914, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. Married Feb. 11, 1930, Robert Ernest Davis .

b)  Esther Lois Reaves . Born Feb. 15, 1915, Pauls Valley Oklahoma. Married Sept. 11, 1937, A. J. Lightfoot .

c)  Jess Frank Reaves . Born Mar. 28, 1917, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. Married 1948, Marion Buell .

d)  Beulah Lucille Reaves . Born Sept. 8, 1920, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. Married Sept. 8, 1940, J. T. Eastwood .

b)      Annie Commander . Born about 1868 in Georgia (Census). Married _____? Kelley . Said to have lived in Hugo, Oklahoma.

c)      James "Jim" Commander . Born around 1870 in Georgia (Census). Died in 1919, unmarried. Lived Bonham, Texas.

d)      Maude Josephine  Commander . Born April 11, 1874, Hunt County, Texas. Died May 29, 1935, Shreveport, Louisiana. Married Aug. 22, 1895, Bonham, Texas, Franklin Charles Banahan , who was born Oct. 13, 1868, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and died January 8, 1927 in Shreveport. Both buried Forest Park Cemetery, Shreveport.

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Children of Maude Josephine  (Commander) Banahan and her husband:

1.    Helen Elizabeth Banahan . Born June 26, 1898, Bonham, Texas. Died Jan. 5, 1962, Shreveport, Louisiana. Married Apr. 18, 1916, Shreveport, Wilmer Plimpton Tanner , who was born December 19, 1894, Logansport, Louisiana and died June 1, 1957.

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Children of Helen Elizabeth (Banahan) Tanner and her husband:

a)  Doris Elizabeth Tanner . Born Jan. 27, 1917, Shreveport. Married Aug. 29, 19__, Bossier City, Louisiana., Woodrow Wilson Gandy . Lived Arcadia, Louisiana in 1963.

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Children of Doris Elizabeth (Tanner) Gandy and her husband:

1.     Wilmer Gandy . Born July 31, 19__?, Shreveport.

b)  Lois Virod Tanner . Born Oct. 15, 1922, Shreveport. Married June 10, 1948, Bossier City, James Claude Ward , who was born Sept. 30, 1917, Pritchett, Colorado.

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Children of Lois Virod (Tanner) Ward and her husband:

1.     James Claud Ward Jr . Born May 27, 1950, Gulfport, Mississippi.

2.     Benjamin Franklin Banahan Sr . Born Jun. 25, 1902, Paris, Texas. Died Jan. 26, 1964, Jackson, Mississippi. Buried Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson. Married Dec. 20,

 

1924, Marshall, Texas, Mattie Elizabeth Elliott , who was born Jan. 27, 1904, Shreveport, Louisiana.

            Benjamin Franklin Banahan Sr  was an independent oil lease broker, a member of the Masonic and Shrine fraternal organisations, and was of the Methodist Faith.

            Mattie Elizabeth Banahan is a daughter of John Edwin Elliott  and his wife, Carrie Lee (Barnes) Elliott , who married Jan. 1, 1901, Marshall. In 1964 Mattie Banahan ne Elliott lived 543 Belvedere Rd., Jackson, Mississippi.

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Children of Benjamin Franklin Banahan Sr  and his wife:

a)   Charis Ann Banahan . Born Sept. 26, 1927, Shreveport. Married Oct. 14, 1946, Colum-bus, Mississippi, William Gargas Sumrall , who was born Aug. 6, 1925, Jackson. William is the son John Higdon Sumrall  and his wife, Bessie Cassedy . In 1963 Charis Sumrall and her family lived 1636 Brecon Drive, Jackson.

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Children of Charis Ann (Banahan) Sumrall and her husband:

1.     Jack Franklin Sumrall . Born Jun. 12, 1947, Jackson, Mississippi.

2.     William Andy Sumrall , Born Feb 12, 1949, Jackson.

3.     Robert Banahan Sumrall . Born Nov. 7, 1951, Albany, Georgia.

4.     Hiram Elliott Sumrall , Born Nov. 27, 1960, Jackson.

b)  Barbara Nell Banahan . Born Oct, 4, 1930, Shreveport. Married Nov. 2, 1952, Jackson, Mississippi, Louis Glazier Baine Jr , who was born Jul. 25, 1929, Memphis, Tennessee. Louis is the son of Louis Glazier Baine Sr  and his wife, Leota Regina Seale . In 1963 Barbara Baine and her family lived 5030 Clifton Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Children of Barbara Nell (Banahan) Baine and her husband:

1.     Cynthia Lynn Baine . Born December 30, 1953, Jackson, Mississippi.

2.     Louis Glazier Baine 3rd . Born October 16, 1955, Centerville, Mississippi.

3.     Elizabeth Lea Baine . Born October 20, 1960, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

4.     William Joseph Baine . Born May 13, 1963, Baton Rouge.

c)  Benjamin Franklin Banahan Jr M. D . Born Jan. 9, 1933, Shreveport. Married April 5, 1949, Brandon, Mississippi, Wilbecca Hart Anderson , who was born Feb. 12, 1933 Ansonia Farms (Flora), Mississippi, and is the daughter of John Robinson Anderson  and his wife, Willie Rebecca Hart  of Jackson, Mississippi, who married Feb. 14, 1931 Tallulah, Louisiana.

          Dr Banahan is a graduate of Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, Class of 1957 and in 1964 was engaged in the practice of his profession in Jackson, Miss-issippi. Lived 3051 Oxford St., Jackson in 1964.

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Children of Dr Benjamin Franklin Banahan Jr and his wife:

1.     Elizabeth Rebecca Banahan . Born Jan. 9, 1950, Jackson, Mississippi.

2.     Benjamin Franklin Banahan 3rd . Born Feb. 12, 1952, Jackson.

3.     John Anderson Banahan . Born June 20, 1957, Jackson.

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Children of Benjamin Franklin Commander  and his wife from page 32:

e)      Jonnie Gertrude Commander . Born in 1882, Hunt County, Texas. Died in 1918. Married Robert Winston Carter . Lived Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.

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Children of Johnnie Gertrude (Commander) Carter and her husband:

1.    May Carter . Lived 28 E. Park Place, Apt. H., Oklahoma City in 1963. Permanent Address: P. O. Box 585, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.

2.    Ruth Carter . Married _____? Burch . Address in 1963 P. O. Box 585, Pauls Valley.

3.    Patsy Carter . Married ______? Nelson . Lived Rt. 1, Choctaw, Oklahoma in 1963.

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Children of John Wesley Commander Sr  and his wife from page 32:

2.     Mary Elizabeth Commander . Born Jan. 10, 1845, Schley County, Georgia. Died Nov. 14, 1914, Terrell County, Georgia. Married Aug.  27, 1865, Terrell County, Captain William Baker Oxford , who was born May 11, 1836, Lumpkin County, Georgia, & died May 11, 1908, Terrell County. Both buried Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery near Dawson, Terrell County.

            Capt. Oxford was brother to Josephine , wife of Benjamin Franklin Commander , who was brother to Mary Elizabeth Oxford ne Com-mander  and others. See pages 43 and 196.

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Children of Mary Elizabeth (Commander) Oxford and her husband.

a)      John Thomas Oxford . Born July 7, 1869. Died Aug. 8, 1936. Married Nov. 13, 1890, Terrell County, Minnie E. Marshall .

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Children of John Thomas Oxford  and his wife:

1.    Dollie Oxford . Married _____? Kirksey .

2.    Sidney Oxford . Said to have died young.

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Children of Mary Elizabeth (Commander) Oxford and her husband from page 33.

b)      William Hill Oxford . Born Aug. 20, 1875. Died Oct. 4, 1904. Married Annie Lee Wall , who was born Dec. 21, 1865 and died Feb. 9, 1900. Both buried Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery near Dawson, Terrell County.

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Children of William Hill Oxford  and his wife:

1.    Williford Oxford .

2.    Frances Oxford . Married ____? Chapman .

c)      James Harry Oxford . Born Dec. 27, 1887. Died Jan. 22, 1943. Married Neva Timmerman  in 1914. No issue.

d)      Benjamin Calvin Oxford . Born May 16, 1878. Died April 30, 1947, Birmingham, Alabama. Married Cecil Webb .

e)      Mary Jolly Oxford . Born July 21, 1882, Daw-son, Terrell County. Died October 12, 1961, Albany, Georgia. Buried Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery, Dawson, Georgia. Married in 1909, Dalton, Georgia, Fred Longley , who was born Jan. 6, 1882, Dalton and died in July, 1954. Buried in Dawson.

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Children of Mary Jolly (Oxford) Longley and her husband:

1.    Martha Hildreth Longley . Born July 11, 1916, Dawson. Married Sept. 30, 1933, Macon, Georgia, Albert Holloway , who was born May 27, 1912, Whitesburg, Georgia. Lived 428 Third Ave., Albany, Georgia in 1963.

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Children of Martha Hildreth (Longley) Holloway and her husband:

a)  James Barrow Holloway . Born Mar. 18, 1937, Macon. Married Martha Fleming .

b)  Sandra Holloway . Born Feb. 23, 1940, Albany, Georgia. Married Frederick Henry Hancock .

f)      Nancy Jane Oxford . Born Aug. 6, 1866. Died Oct. 27, 1893. Married John Samuel Jones  of Terrell County.

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Children of Nancy Jane (Oxford) Jones and her husband:

1.    Sammie Jones (female) . Married Shealy Hautman . Lived Albany in 1962.

2.    Baker Jones .

3.    Lizzie Jones .

4.    Tommie Jones .

g)      David Wesley Oxford . Born March. 29, 1885.
Died Aug. 18, 1945. Married Mae Fielder
 of Eastman, Georgia, who died July 28, 1957, Dawson, Terrell County.

h)      Martha "Mattie" Oxford . Born Oct. 14, 1871. Died Aug. 20, 1928, Married Nov. 17, 1889, Terrell County, John M. Wall .

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Children of Martha "Mattie" (Oxford) Wall and her husband:

1.    Charles Wall, M. D . Dr Wall is said to have lived in Thomasville, Georgia in 1963.

2.    Bithel Wall . Said to have died young.

Note: Mrs. Howard Brown Jr , Pecan St., Dawson, Georgia is reported to be a daughter of Raymond Oxford  who is said to have lived near Sylvester, Georgia in 1963.

     Raymond Oxford  is reported to be a grand-son of Mary Elizabeth Commander  & her husband, Capt. William Baker  Oxford. The compiler has no information concerning which son of Mary Elizabeth was the father of Raymond Oxford .

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Children of John Wesley Commander Sr  and his wife from page 33:

3.     John Wesley Commander Jr . Born May 11, 1847 in Georgia, probably in Macon County. Died in Feb. 1896, Terrell County, Georgia. Married Dec. 17, 1876, Terrell County, Mrs Sarah Susan (Smith) Hayes , who was born about 1851 in Alabama (Census).

            John Wesley Commander Jr  was Admin-istrator of the Estate of his father, John Wesley Sr , which Estate was administered during the period 1875-1880 in Terrell County.

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Children of John Wesley Commander Jr  and his wife:

a)         Leola Commander . Born about 1878 (Census), Terrell County, Georgia.

b)         Anna Commander . Born about 1879 (Census), Terrell County.

c)    Charles Clement Commander. Born Jan. 23, 1886, Terrell County. Died June 20, 1953, Tampa, Florida. Buried Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Tampa. Married June 11, 1917, Rose Bailey  of Tampa.

                Charles Clement Commander was Executive Manager of the Florida Citrus Exchange for a period of 27 years & in 1962 was posthumously appointed by Governor Farris Bryant  of Florida to the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame. In 1964 Rose lived 2401 Bayshore Boulevard, Harbour House, Tampa, Florida.

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Children of Charles Clement Commander his wife:

1.    Betty Rose Commander . Born in Tampa, Florida. Married St Andrews Church, Tampa, Lucius DuBignon Clay Jr , who was born in Alexandria, Georgia. Lucius DuBignon Clay Jr  is son of General Lucius DuBignon Clay Sr , who as United States, Military Governor of Germany (1947-1949), directed the operations to overcome the Berlin blockade.

            In 1964 Lucius DuBignon Clay Jr  was stationed at Connally Air Force Base, Waco, Texas and held the rank of Major-General in the United States Air Force.

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Children of Betty Rose (Commander) Clay and her husband:

a)  Lucius DuBignon Clay 3rd . Born Oct. 11, ____?, Tampa, Florida.

b)  Charles Commander Clay . Born Dec. 23, ____?, Tampa.

c)  Carla Lynn Clay . Born Nov. 19, ____? Washington, District of Columbia.

d)  Colin McKean Clay . Born Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico.

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Children of John Wesley Commander Jr  and his wife from page 34:

d)      Esta Commander . Probably born in Terrell County. Married ______?

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Children of Esta Commander  and his wife:

1.    Glenn Commander .

e)      Albert Commander . Said to have died without marrying.

Note: John Wesley Commander Jr  was step-father to Henry Hayes , who was born about 1874 in Georgia (Census).

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Children of John Wesley Commander Sr  and his wife from page 34:

4.        Thomas Alexander Commander . Born Oct. 24, 1849 in Georgia, most likely in Macon County. Died after 1889, probably in Colquit County, Georgia near Doerun. Married July 19, 1876, Terrell County, Mary "Mollie" E. Felts , who was born about 1854 (Census) in Georgia. Thomas Alexander Commander  was in Terrell County, Georgia in 1860, 1870, 1872, 1873, 1880, 1885, 1886 and 1889.

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Children of Thomas Alexander Commander  and his wife:

a)      George Commander . Born in Georgia and said to have married and been the father of children and to have lived in Doerun, Georgia and in Florida.

b)      Walter Commander . Born about 1879 in Georgia. Said to have died unmarried.

c)      Mary "Mollie" Commander . Born in May of 1880 in Terrell County (Census).

d)      Claude Commander . Said to have died without marrying.

e)      Alma Commander . Married Charlie Kendrick  and probably lived in Colquit County, Georgia near Doerun.

f)      Britt Commander . Said to have died without marrying.

g)      Nellie Commander . Said to have married and to have lived in Macon, Georgia.

h)      Paul Commander . Lived Leesburg, Florida in 1963.

i)      Maxwell Commander .

j)      Annie Commander .

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Children of John Wesley Commander Sr  and his wife:

5.     Ann Jutson Commander . Born Dec. 21, 1851 in Georgia. Died probably in Geneva County, Alabama. Married Dec. 21, 1879, Terrell County, Charles H. Gillenwater , who was born about 1850 in Georgia. It is said that this family lived in Geneva, Alabama.

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Children of Ann Jutson (Commander) Gillenwater and her husband:

a)     Jim Gillenwater .

b)      Ellie Gillenwater (female).

c)     Matt Gillenwater (female).  Said to have married a Hollingsworth  in Mitchell County, Georgia.

6.     James Monroe Commander . Born Feb. 14, 1854. Died March 30, 1856.

7.        Robert David Commander . Born Apr. 2, 1856, Terrell County, Georgia. Died Sept. 16, 1908, Terrell County. Buried Chickasawhatchie Prim-itive Baptist Church Cemetery near Dawson. Married Jan. 17, 1883, Terrell County, Jessie Hortman , who was born Apr. 11, 1863, Terrell County and died June 11, 1947. Buried Chickasawhatchie Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Dawson, Terrell County.

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Children of Robert David Commander  and his wife:

a)      Wesley Benjamin Commander Sr . Born Oct. 22, 1883, Terrell County. Died Dec. 9, 1962?. Married about 1911 or 1912 in Randolph County, Georgia, Kate Joiner , who was born about 1888, Randolph County.

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Children of Wesley Benjamin Commander Sr  and his wife:

1.    Raymond C. Commander . Born Sept. 20, 1914, Terrell or Randolph Counties, Georgia. Married Feb. 5, 1943, Albany, Georgia, Blanch Lynn , who was born Dec. 3, 1917, Uvalda, Georgia. No issue in 1961.

2.    Wesley Benjamin Commander Jr . Born Apr. 22, 1927, Randolph County. Married Oct. 21, 1944, Calhoun County, Laurette Aycock , who was born Oct. 17, 1927, Calhoun County, Georgia.

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Children of Wesley Benjamin Commander Jr  and his wife:

a)  Patricia Ann Commander . Born Feb. 9, 1946, Randolph County, Georgia.

b)  Brenda Louise Commander . Born in April 1949, Randolph County.

c)  Joyce Commander . Born November 17, 195_(?), Randolph County.

d)  Wesley Benjamin Commander 3rd . Born Oct. 17, 195_(?), Randolph County.

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Children of Wesley Benjamin Commander Sr  and his wife from page 35:

3.    Myrtle Louise Commander . Born Mar. 27, 1913(?), Terrell County. Married July 31, 1917(?), Cuthbert, Georgia, Walter Johnston , who was born about 1890 and died in 1954. Myrtle lived near in or near Shellman, Georgia in 1962.

4.    Comer Christine Commander . Born Mar. 23, 1916, Terrell or Randolph Counties. Married Mar. 14, 1942, Leesburg, Georgia, James Felton Griffin . Lived in or near Hurts-boro, Alabama in 1962. No issue in 1962.

5.    Annie Mildred Commander . Born Sept. 19, 1917, Terrell County. Married Jan. 28, 1962, Shellman, Georgia, Glenn Hufstatler . Lived in or near Sasser, Georgia in 1962. No issue in late 1962.

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Children of Robert David Commander  and his wife from page 35:

b)      Mary Elizabeth Commander . Born June 13, 1886, Terrell County, Georgia. Married Feb. 17, 1909, Terrell County, Jesse A. Bishop .

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Children of Mary Elizabeth (Commander) Bishop and her husband:

1.    Grace Elizabeth Bishop . Born Jan. 6, 1910, Moultrie, Georgia. Married Oct. 20, 1935, Miami, Florida, Robert Edward Moore . Lived 1145 N. W. 40th St., Miami in 1962.

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Children of Grace Elizabeth (Bishop) Moore and her husband:

a)  Robert Edward Moore  Jr. Born Feb. 26, 1947, Miami, Florida.

b)  Mary Beth Moore . Born Jan. 1, 1949, Miami.

c)      Annie Bell Commander . Born May, 22, 1888, Terrell County, Georgia. Died 1921 or 1922. Married 1919 or 1920, Moultrie, Georgia, Ira Allen . No issue.

d)     John Mercer Commander . Born Oct. 17, 1890, Terrell County. Died April 18, 1944, perhaps in Ohio. Married about November of 1924, Rosa Lee Morris , who was born March 13, 1893.

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Children of John Mercer Commander  and his wife:

1.    Jonnie Lee Commander . Born Aug. 21, 1925, Lake Charles, Louisiana. Married Oct. 28, 1955, Charles Stanley , who was born Dec. 16, 1926. Charles is son of William Marion Stanley and his wife, Florence Marie Moore .

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Children of Jonnie Lee (Commander) Stanley and her husband:

a)  Gregory Allen Stanley . Born June 6, 1958, Lake Charles, Louisiana.

b)  Robert Commander  Stanley . Born Sept. 19, 1960, Lake Charles.

2.    Robert Commander  Born Sept. 17, 1927. Died Dec. 17, 1949, Twin to No. 3 below.

3.    Allen Commander . Born Sept. 17, 1927. Married February 28, 1957, Washington, District of Columbia, Jane Case , who was born in 1934. Jane is said to be daughter of Senator Francis Case  and his wife, Muriel , of South Dakota. Allen Commander  is reported to be at one time have been connected with the United States Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. Twin to No. 2 above.

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Children of Allen Commander  and his wife:

a)  Catherine Case Commander . Born May 16, 1960.

e)    James David Commander . Born Dec. 15, 1892, Terrell County. Married April 28, 1919, Cordele, Georgia, Nettie B. Kinzie , who was born Aug. 13, 1898, and died Jan. 27, 1962, Albany, Georgia. In 1964 James David Comm-ander  lived 1103 6th Avenue, Albany.

f)    Jessie Mae Commander . Born April 4, 1898, Terrell County. Married Jan. 7, 1917, Moultrie, Georgia, George W. Holland , who was born in 1893 and died Dec. 27, 1959, Miami.

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Children of Jessie Mae (Commander) Holland her husband:

1.    Virginia Christine Holland . Born Nov. 11, 1918, Cordele, Georgia. Married Nov. 6, 1936, Miami, Florida, Rowan Burke .

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Children of Virginia Christine (Holland) Burke and her husband:

a)  George Thomas Burke . Born April 4, 1938, Miami.

b)  Judy Burke . Born Nov. 22, 1940, Miami.

2.    Jimmie Eugene Holland . Born Aug. 20, 1927, Miami. Married Sept. 12, 1947, Miami, Jean Coggin , who was born Aug. 5, 1927.

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Children of Jimmie Eugene Holland  his wife:

a)  Donna Jean Holland . Born June 29, 1948, Miami.

 

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Children of Jimmie Eugene Holland  his wife from page 36:

b)  Richard Eugene Holland . Born Apr. 15, 1951, Miami.

c)  Kenneth Ray Holland . Born Aug. 23, 1952, Miami.

d)   Linda D. Holland . Born August 15, 1953, Miami.

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Children of John Wesley Commander Sr  and his wife from page 38:

8.        George Sidney Commander . Born May 16, 1858, Terrell County, Georgia. Died Feb. 2, 1918, Terrell County. Married 1), perhaps in Terrell County, Mattie Reynolds , who was probably born in Dawson, Terrell County.

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Children of George Sidney Commander  and his first wife:

a)      Sidney Owen or Owen Sidney Commander . Born about 1884, Terrell County. Died in 1949, Troup, Texas. Married Terrell County, Minnie Craft . This family is said to have lived in Alto, Texas.

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Children of Sidney Owen or Owen Sidney Commander  and his wife:

1.    Sidney Commander . Said to have been born  

in Troup, Texas, and to have lived with his mother in Texas. It is also reported that Sidney Commander  was employed by an oil company in Denton, Texas and/or Minden, Louisiana.

b)      Mary Ollie Commander . Born June 29, 1886, Terrell County. Died in 1944, Augusta, Georgia. Buried Augusta. Married 1) in 1901, Dawson, Terrell County, Theopolis Cany Everett , who was born in Dawson and died in 1937 in Andalusia, Alabama.

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Children of Mary Ollie (Commander) Everett and her first husband:

1.    Lonnie Dean Everett . Born May 24, 1903, Dawson, Georgia. Married 1) New Orleans, Louisiana, Myrtle Lydia Brewer .

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Children of Lonnie Dean Everett  and his first wife:

a)  Elizabeth Frances Everett . Born July 24, 1936, Evergreen, Alabama. Married N. Augusta, South Carolina or Louisiana, Larry Wayne Couch .

b)  Mary Ann Everett . Born May 29, 1928, Kansas City, Missouri. Married Detroit, Michigan, Robert Cobb .

1.    Lonnie Dean Everett  (continued). Married 2) Detroit, Michigan., Virgie Lofton , who was born Oct. 1, 1901, Benton, Kentucky. No issue.

b)      Mary Ollie Commander  (cont'd). Married 2) in 1937, Augusta, Georgia, Richard Leonard Richards  of Sumter County, South Carolina.

8.    George Sidney Commander  (cont'd). Married 2) Aug. 19, 1890, Terrell County, Frances Eudora Clay , who was born June 2, 1858, Randolph County and died Nov. 15, 1933, Madison, Florida. Both buried Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Dawson, Terrell County.

                Frances was daughter of John Benjamin Clay  and his wife, Appy Eliza Bass , who was daughter of Abel Bass  of Randolph County. John Benjamin Clay  and Appy Eliza Bass  were married Feb. 6, 1855. John Benjamin Clay  was born in Wilkinson County, Georgia.

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Children of George Sidney Commander  and his second wife:

a)      Fannie Mae Commander . Born Aug. 25, 1891, Terrell County. Died September 12, 1954, Shreveport, Louisana. Married in June, 1910, James Alfred Tooley , who was born in Louisiana. Both buried Shreveport. No issue.

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Adopted daughter of Fannie Mae (Commander) Tooley and her husband:

1.    Margaret Tooley . Married C. V. Burton . Said to have lived in Richardson, Texas in 1962.

b)      George Otis Commander . Born in April 1896, Terrell County, Georgia. Died in June 1956, Terrell County. Buried Dawson, Terrell County. Married Feb. 20, 1941, perhaps in Doerun, Georgia, Virginia Watson Mills .

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Children of George Otis Commander and his wife:

1.    Leila Frances Commander. Born Sept. 26, 1942. Lived with her mother in Dawson in 1962.

c)      Nancy Clay Commander. Born Aug. 21, 1898, Terrell County, Georgia. Married Jan. 8, 1920, Dawson, Terrell County, Emmett Stanford Randall, who was born July 8, 1889, Sumter County, Georgia. Lived 212 Maple Street, Cuthbert, Georgia in 1962.

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Children of Nancy Clay Commander Randall and her husband:

1.    William Emmett Randall. Born Oct. 27, 1920. Married December 15, 1944, Drakes Branch, Virginia, Ruth O'Dell Bigger. In 1963 William Emmett Randall was stationed at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado as an A1/c.

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Children of William Emmett Randall and his wife:

a)  Teresa Kay Randall. Born July 14, 1948. Lived Wylliesburg, Virginia in 1962.

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Children of Nancy Clay Commander Randall and her husband from page 37:

2.    Melvin Dudley Randall. Born May 22, 1929. Married May 14, 1961, Carol Frances Davis, who was born Sept. 18, 1933 near Alto, Georgia.

            In 1962 Melvin Dudley Randall was associated with Delta Air Lines, Atlanta and lived in Forest Park, Georgia. No issue in 1962.

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Children of John Wesley Commander Sr  and his wife from page 37:

9.     Hill Fitzpatrick Commander. Born Sept. 9, 1860 in Georgia. Died 1927 Terrell County, unmarried. Buried Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Dawson, Terrell County.

10.    Josephine Henderson Commander. Born Jan. 22, 1863 in Georgia. Died Nov. 30, 1918, Terrell County. Buried Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Dawson. Married December 11, 1881, Terrell County, J. William Shepherd.

Note: The Shepherd family is said to be related to the Gould family of New York, the members of which were railroad magnates.

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Children of Josephine Henderson (Commander) Shepherd and her busband:

a)      George Shepherd. Said to have married and moved to Ohio.

b)      Seab Shepherd. Buried Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Dawson Terrell County.

c)      Domie Shepherd (fem.).

d)      Lilly Sherpherd. Married _______? Savelle. Buried Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Dawson.

e)      Perhaps Edward Shepherd, who may be buried in Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Dawson.

11.    William Asa Commander. Born September 27, 1865, Terrell County, Georgia. Died Mar. 10, 1932, Mitchell County, Georgia. Buried Hopeful Baptist Church Cemetery, Camilla, Mitchell County. Married prior to 1895 Sara Emily Viola Jordan, who was born Aug. 27, 1879, Randolph County. Died July 31, 1954, Beeville, Texas & is buried Glenwood Cemetery, Beeville, Texas.

            William lived in Terrell County until about 1900, when he moved to Mitchell County. Sara was daughter of Alexander Jordan and his wife, Susan Stephens Jordan of Terrell County.

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Children of William Asa Commander and his wife:

a)      Lula Mae Commander. Born April 10, 1895,

probably in Terrell County. Married Oct. 10, 1910, Mitchell County, William Elisha Wooten, who was born Jan. 12, 1885 in Decatur County, Georgia. Lived Rt 2, Box 150, Camilla, Georgia in 1963.

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Children of Lula Mae (Commander) Wooten and her husband:

1.    Velva Cleo Wooten. Born July 18, 1911, Mitchell County. Married Jan. 3, 1931, John Dwight Martin.

2.    Alva Lucile Wooten. Born Jan. 22, 1913, Mitchell County. Married 1) Mar. 16, 1934, Riley Lee Brock, who died May 24, 1945.

2.    Alva Luciel Wooten (continued). Married 2) Sept. 21, 1945, Andrew Avery.

3.    Willie Mae Wooten. Born Feb. 18, 1916, Mitchell County. Married June 24, 1938, Ernest Ray Bell.

4.    Myra Ione Wooten. Born Aug. 6, 1918, Mitchell County. Unmarried in 1962.

5.    Thomas Watson Wooten. Born Aug. 21, 1921, Mitchell County. Married Jan. 3, 1947, Hilda C. Webb.

6.    Winston Elmer Wooten. Born July 31, 1924, Mitchell County. Died July 1, 1947. Married Oct 21, 1945, Washington, District of Columbia, Evelyn ______?.

7.    Donald Bryant Wooten. Born April 28, 1927, Mitchell County. Married June 20, 1953, Virginia Dean.

8.    Willard Asa Wooten. Born Dec. 6, 1928, Mitchell County. Married Mar. 21, 1951, Vera Mae Brock.

b)      Willie Maud Commander. Born about 1897, probably in Terrell County. Died in June, 1935, St Petersburg, Florida. Married Roscoe Wingate, who was born in Mitchell County.

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Children of Willie Maud (Commander) Wingate and her husband:

1.    Elton Wingate. Born Mitchell County. Said to have lived in New York in 1963.

2.    Montine "Tina" Wingate. Born Mitchell County. Married Phillip Lane. Said to have lived 1975 N. E. 167th St., North Miami Beach, Florida in 1963.

c)      Mary Ethel Commander. Born Feb. 18, 1903, Mitchell County. Married Thomas Marshall of Mitchell County, who died in 1963.

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Children of Mary Ethel (Commander) Marshall and her husband

1.    Thomas Hinton Marhsall. Born Oct. 14, 1923, Mitchell County. Married Mary Frances Neidig.

2.    Mary Emily Marhsall. Born April 11, 1925, Mitchell County. Married Nathan Brien.

12.        Samuel McDonald Commander. Born Mar. 7, 1868 in Georgia. Died Terrell County. Single. Buried Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Dawson.

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Children of Thomas Commander Sr and his wife from page 31:

c)    William Kennedy Commander. Born Aug. 23, 1821, Sumter District. Died Oct. 23, 1884, Coffee or Dale Counties, Alabama. Buried Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Coffee County near Enterprise. Married Nancy Reagan Howell, who was born February 2, 1834 in North Carolina, probably in Roberson County. Died March 3, 1914, and is buried Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Alabama. He is said to have served the Confederacy in the War Between the States.

            On Feb. 25, 1852, William bought from the United States the N W of NE, Sec. 25, T2, R22. Register of Certificates to Land Purchases at Sparta, Alabama. On Dec. 11, 1850, he bought from the United States the N E of N W Sec. 22, T5. R22.

            He, his wife and five of their children, John McDonald, William Joseph, Mary Elizabeth, Thomas Wesley & Mandaner "Amanda" Commander, were in Santa Rosa County, Florida in 1860, at which time one John Graham lived in their household.

            Nancy Reagan Howell was daughter of Joseph Howell and his wife, Mary Singletary. Mary was the daughter of Isthmer Singletary and his wife, Ann Owens, who was aunt to Governor John Owens of North Carolina. Nancy Reagan Howell was niece of Dennis Howell who married Rebecca Ann, sister to William Kennedy Commander and others. See page 65.

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Children of William Kennedy Commander and his wife:

1.     John McDonald Commander. Born July 14, 1849, Dale County, Alabama. Died Mar. 22, 1918, Hartford, Alabama. Married Feb. 6, 1873, Coffee County, Susan Ann Pridgen, who was born July 16, 1855, Coffee County. Died Aug. 11, 1932 and is buried in Hartford City Cemetery near Hartford.

                It is reported that John McDonald Commander once lived in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas and to have lived in that city when his son, Albert, was a child and when his daughter, Minnie Mae (Commander) (Peacock) White was born in 1893. It is said that he once lived in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas as well.

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Children of John McDonald Commander and his wife:

a)    Porter Day Commander. Born Jun. 12, 1890,
Dale County. Died May 27, 1953, Hartford. Buried Hartford City Cemetery near Hartford. Married Mar. 11, 1916, Geneva County, Alabama, Vera Spears, who was born Dec. 11, 1895, Geneva County.

            It is reported that Porter was a merchant in Hartford, Alabama from 1916 to 1953 and was Mayor of that city from 1921-1923 and from 1927-1928. It is said that he lived on his father's farm near Coffee Springs, Alabama before moving to Hartford.

            Vera Spears is daughter of David Henry Spears and his wife, Sarah Chancellor of Spears, Geneva County, where David Henry Spears is said to have been Postmaster. Vera Spears is first cousin to Lizzie Spears who married Zachariah R. Commander, grandson of Jesse S. Franklin Commander, brother to William Kennedy Commander and others. See page 83.

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Children of Porter Day Commander and his wife:

1.    Emory Spears Commander. Born June 3, 1917, Hartford. Unmarried in 1962. It is reported Emory attended the University of Alabama and Troy State College, Troy, Alabama. He taught Mathematics and Physical Science at Southeast Junior College in Slocomb in 1962, and that he served in World War II, Hdqrs., European Theatre of Operations, United States Army, Europe and in Korea, 25th Infantry Division and was a Specialist, 1st Class, on separation from the service.

2.    John Bruce Commander. Born July 1, 1925, Hartford and was unmarried in 1962. Served with the United States Navy in World War II and subsequently with the U. S. Air Force. In 1963 John Bruce Commander was reported to be serving in France with the 7544th C. A. M. Sqd.

3.    James Wilson Commander. Born April 11, 1927, Hartford. Married Aug. 21, 1952, Molly Whitehead, who was born April 14, 1929, Abbeville, Alabama. It is said that James Wilson Commander served in World War II, Infantry Center, Fort Benning, Georgia and on separation from the Army in 1947 held the rank of Sergeant.

            It is also reported that in 1962 he was Principal, Cedar Grove Schools, Panama City, Florida and was formerly Principal of Abbeville, Alabama, Schools and was a member of the State Text Book Commission. Lived Lynnhaven, Florida in 1964. No further information. 

b)      James Wesley Commander. Died about 1949, probably in Miami, Florida. Married Luverne, Alabama, Birdie Terry of Luverne.

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Children of James Wesley Commander and his wife:

1.    John Terry Commander. Born March 19, 1905, Luverne, Alabama. Said to have lived in Camden or Boston, Massachusetts in 1962.

2.    Susie Alphress Commander. Born Feb. 27, 1903, Luverne. Died unmarried.

3.    Sallie Jo Commander. Born July 29, 1909 in Luverne.

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Children of John McDonald Commander and his wife from page 39:

c)    Ammie Alvin Commander. Born Sept. 10, 1880, Dale County, Alabama. Died June 14, 1962, Tampa. Buried Fogartyville Cemetery, Bradenton. Married in 1906, Ashley County, Arkansas, Edna Jane Deggs, who was born Feb. 7, 1878, Lancaster County, Virginia.

            Ammie Alvin Commander lived in Tampa and Bradenton, Florida; Cairo, Georgia; Coffee Springs and Hartford, Alabama, and Ashley County, Arkansas.

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Children of Ammie Alvin Commander and his wife:

1.    Jessie Bell Commander. Born Nov. 1, 1908, Ashley County, Arkansas. Married June 26, 1925, Bradenton, Florida, George Wendell Hinson, who was born Sept. 8, 1902, Grady County, Georgia. Lived 127, W. Glessner St., Americus, Georgia in 1963.

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Children of Jessie Bell (Commander) Hinson and her husband:

a)  Edna Wynelle Hinson. Born May 4, 1928, Manatee, Florida. Married Everette Lunsford Chambliss. Lived 5107 Hilltop Road, Greensboro, North Carolina in 1963.

2.    Xriffe Virgie Commander. Born Sept. 1, 1907, Ashley County, Arkansas. Married Theodore Roosevelt Jackson. Lived Rt. 1 (Box 933), Dover, Florida in 1962.

d)    William Commander. Born in Alabama probably in Dale County. Said to have been an attorney or a newspaperman; to have died unmarried, and to have lived in Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida.

            It is also reported this William disappeared in Apalachicola or Milton, Florida, in the early 1900's and was assumed by his brother, Ammie Alvin Commander, to have been murdered and thrown into the bay, since his body was not found.

e)    Albert F. Commander. Born Dale County, Alabama. It is said that Albert married, perhaps had children and lived in Miami, Dade County and in Bradenton, Manatee County.

f)    Thomas Dudley Commander. Born Feb. 6, 1898. Died July 26, 1918, unmarried, in France, while serving in World War I.

g)    Minnie Mae Commander. Born Mar. 9, 1893, Abilene, Texas. Married 1) Adolph Peacock.

g)    Minnie Mae Commander (cont'd). Married 2) Byron Proof "Bob" White. Lived North Miami, Florida in 1962.

h)    Jonnie Jewel Commander. Born Aug. 27, 1895. Died in July, 1937, Cincinnati, Ohio. Married 1) Lon Powelle of Hartford.

h)    Jonnie Jewel Commander (cont'd). Married 2) Robert Preston.

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Children of Jonnie Jewel (Commander) Preston and her second husband:

1.    Mary Nell Preston. Said to have lived in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1963.

i)      Ida Iona Commander. Born Feb. 19, 1884, Dale County, Alabama. Died Oct. 29, 1957, Hartford. Married Jan. 26, 1901, Coffee Springs, Alabama, Ewing Edgeworth Bryan, who died Oct. 20, 1917.

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Children of Ida Iona (Commander) Bryan and her husband:

1.    Mary Ida Bryan. Born February, 1918, Brewton, Alabama. Married in June, 1935, Hobson Snuggs. Lived Cottondale Road, Dothan, Alabama in 1962.

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Children of Mary Ida (Bryan) Snuggs and her husband:

a)  Annette or Nanette Snuggs. Born about 1936, Hartford. Married Carl Lawless.

2.    Grace Bryan. Born Brewton. Married Pinkard, Alabama, Aubie Thomley. Lived Wilksburg, Alabama in 1962.

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Children of Grace (Bryan) Thomley and her husband:

a)  Bryan Durwood Thomley. Born about 1941, Houston County, Alabama.

b)         Jeary David Thomley. Born about 1944, Houston County.

No further information.

3.    Donna Lorena Bryan. Born Oct. 22, 1903, Geneva County, Alabama. Married Oct. 8, 1922, Blakely, Georgia, William A. "Jack" Childs. Lived 305 E. 7th Avenue, Hartford, Alabama in 1963.

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Children of Donna Lorena (Bryan) Childs and her husband:

a)  William Jackson Childs. Born June 21, 1923, Hartford.

b)  James Bryan Childs. Born Aug. 6, 1926, Hartford.

c)  Robert Arthur Childs. Born May 24, 1934, Hartford.

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Children of Ida Iona (Commander) Bryan and her husband continued from page 40:

4.    Leslie Edwin Bryan. Born Jan. 17, 1909. Unmarried in 1962. Lived Miami.

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Children of John McDonald Commander and his wife from page 40:

j)  Norma Eleanor Commander. Born Mar. 16, 1888, Dale County, Alabama. Died May 21, 1931, Leslie, Georgia. Married Oct. 6, 1907, Edgar Elliott or Elliott Edgar Sellers.

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Children of Norma Eleanor (Commander) Sellers and her husband:

1.    Edgar Elliott or Elliott Edgar Sellers Jr. Born Oct. 24, 1913, Appling County, Georgia. Married 1) Dorothy Keese.

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Children of Edgar Elliott or Elliott Edgar Sellers Jr and his first wife:

a)  Elliot Lamar Sellers. Believed to be a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

1.    Edgar Elliott or Elliott Edgar Sellers Jr (cont'd). Married 2) Gladys ______?.

9th

Children of Edgar Elliott or Elliott Edgar Sellers Jr and his second wife:

a)  Patricia Anne Sellers.

b)  Barbara Jane Sellers.

1.    Edgar Elliott or Elliott Edgar Sellers Jr (cont'd). Married 3) Mary Connell. Lived Rt. 3 (Box 9050), Macon, Georgia in 1963.

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Children of Edgar Elliott or Elliott Edgar Sellers Jr and his third wife:

a)  Edgar Elliott or Elliott Edgar Sellers 3rd.

b)  Elliott Alexander Sellers.

c)  Susan Rebecca Sellers.

2.    Sara Evelyn Sellers. Born Aug. 13, 1916, Appling County, Georgia. Married Grady Jackson Parker. Address in 1963 Box 145, Leslie, Georgia.

3.    Johnnie Eleanor Sellers. Born Sept. 13, 1918, Appling County. Married Col. Fred M. Beardsley. Lived 1883 Fairfax Ave., Petersburg, Georgia in 1963.

4.    James Harrold Sellers. Born May 27, 1920, Geneva County, Alabama. Married Linda Bass. Address in 1963 R. F. D., Leslie.

5.    Susan Ann Sellers. Born Jan. 15, 1927, Sumter County, Georgia. Married W. C. Hunter. Lived 300 N. W. 60th Avenue, West Hollywood, Florida in 1963.

6.    Jane Sellers. Born Aug. 12, 1928, Sumter County, Georgia. Married James Davis. Lived 106 Blanton Road, Kornbow Lake, Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1963.

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Children of William Kennedy Commander and his wife from page 39:

2.     Mary Elizabeth Commander. Born April 17, 1851 or 1852, Dale County, Alabama. Died in 1940, Dale County. Buried Enterprise City Cemetery, Enterprise. Married Nov. 1, 1873, Dale County, Isaac Henry Pridgen, who was born in 1854, Enterprise (Rt.)

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Children of Mary Elizabeth (Commander) Pridgen and her husband:

a)      Marion Andrew Pridgen. Born Oct. 10, 1875. Died Savannah, Georgia. Married Annie Jo Morris.

b)      Mae Berry or Mayberry Pridgen. Born Oct. 26, 1880. Died Enterprise, Alabama. Married Ada Archie or Archer?.

c)      Anna Lee Pridgen. Born July 19, 1883. Married Dale County, Alabama, Julius L. Skinner. Lived 4A Browne Homes, Ozark, Alabama in 1963.

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Children of Anna Lee (Pridgen) Skinner and her husband:

1.    Anna Lee Skinner. Married Hub Howell.

2.    Julia Skinner. Married William B. Reed. Lived 1800 N St., Dothan, Alabama in 1963.

d)      John William Pridgen. Born Nov. 19, 1886, Dale County Alabama. Married Annie Belle Cason. Lived Ozark, Alabama in 1963.

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Children of John William Pridgen and his wife:

1.    Willie Belle Pridgen. Married Red Paschall. Lived Rt. 1, Enterprise, Alabama in 1963.

2.     J. D. Pridgen. Married Alma or Elma Sylinant.

3.    Mae Frank Pridgen. Married Milford (?) Johnson.

e)    Lillie Mae Pridgen. Born July 8, 1890, Dale County, Alabama. Married Aug. 6, 1911, Dale County, Robert Alexander Howell Jr, who was born June 17, 1893, Dale County. Robert Alexander Howell Jr is son of Robert Alexander Howell Sr, and his wife, Sarah Ann Johnson, who married in 1882 in Dale County.

            Robert Alexander Howell Jr is said to be a distant cousin to Ed Howell of Attala County, Mississippi, who married Mary Parker ne McMullin. See page 112.

8th

Children of Lillie Mae (Pridgen) Howell and her husband:

1.    Mary Nell Howell. Died in infancy.

2.    May Bernice Howell. Born May 1, 1912, Dale County. Married Maxwell Field, Montgomery, Alabama, Nick Polia or Palio, who in 1963 was said to have held the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. Air Force. Lived 2049 Manahin Dr., Apt. 104, Alexandra, Virginia in 1963.

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Children of Mary Elizabeth (Commander) Pridgen and her husband from page 41:

f)      Isaac Grade Pridgen. Born Dec. 7, 1893. Died near Ozark, Alabama. Married Willie Bell Averett.

g)      Bama Dorinda Pridgen. Born Sept 14, 1874, Dale County, Alabama. Married Jan. 6, 1898, Enterprise, William Robert Archer. Lived Rt. 2, Enterprise in 1962.

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Children of Bama Dorinda (Pridgen) Archer and her husband:

1.    Era Lovania Archer. Born October 8, 1898, Enterprise, Alabama. Married Charles J. Hall. Lived Rt. 2, Enterprise in 1962.

2.    Bertha Mae Archer. Born January 8, 1912, Enterprise. Married Otis Stokes.

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Children of Bertha Mae (Archer) Stokes and her husband:

a)  William Loyd Stokes. Born Sept. 18, 1942  Coffee Springs, Alabama (Rt).

b)  Hazel Dorinda Stokes. Born April 5, 1947, Coffee Springs (Rt).

c)  Carolyn Sue Stokes. Born Feb. 7, 1952, Coffee Springs (Rt).

6th

Children of William Kennedy Commander and his wife from page 41:

3.    William Joseph Commander. Born Dec. 11, 1853, Dale County, Alabama. Died Coffee Springs. Buried Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Alabama. Married Rosalla, Rose or Rosa Commander, a first cousin, who is said to have died in Texas, perhaps in Galveston. Rosalla, Rose or Rosa was daughter of Jesse S. Franklin Commander, brother to William Kennedy Commander and others.

            It is said that William Joseph Commander returned to Alabama from Texas and died at Coffee Springs at the home of a sister, Mandaner Dismuke ne Commander.

            It is also reported that William and his wife had six daughters, two of whom were twins, and a son, whose name was perhaps either Boyd or Loy Commander, and that this son was one of the older children, if not the oldest child. It is Further reported that Rosalla, Rose or Rosa lived in Galveston. See page 91.

7th

Children of William Joseph Commander his wife as recalled by relatives:

a)      Boyd or Loy Commander.

b)      Donnie or Domie Commander (female).

c)      Martha Commander.

d)      Nancy Commander.

4.    Thomas Wesley Commander. Born Dec. 13, 1855, Dale County, Alabama. Died Feb. 10, 1912 or 1913, Dale County. Buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Dale County, Alabama. Married Dale County, Sara Annastachy (Anastasia) Cannady, who was born in Dale County. Died in January of 1928, and is buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Dale County. It is said that Thomas Wesley Commander, his wife and children at one time lived at "Commander's Hill", Barbour County and in Dale County.

            The compiler has been informed that Thomas Wesley Commander married Sarah "Sally" Crenshaw, but the information that he married Sara Annastachy Cannady was submitted by a daughter of Thomas and his wife, and is accepted as correct.

7th

Children of Thomas Wesley Commander and his wife:

a)      Allie Nora Adella Commander. Born May 2, 1879, Dale County. Married about 1898, Dale County, Jeffie Monroe Hudson, who was born in October, 1878, Dale County. Deceased in 1964. In 1964 Allie Nora Adella Hudson ne Commander lived Rt. 2, Westville, Florida.

8th

Children of Allie Nora Adella (Commander) Hudson and her husband:

1.    Henry Dewey Hudson. Born Aug. 29?, 1899, Dale County. Married in Dale County, Ruby Tice. Lived 129 Louisella St., Mobile, Alabama  in 1963.

2.    Katie Zorella Hudson. Born Sept. 8, 1901, Dale County. Lived Rt. 2, Westville in 1963.

3.    Allie Lurean Hudson. Born April 25, 1903. Married July 4, ____?, Dale County, the late Dewey Helms.

4.    Irene LeJetty Hudson. Born Mar. 12, 1908, Dale County. Married Dale County, Wilmer, son of George Washington Commander and his wife, Mary Savannah Burgess. See page 80.

5.    Fletcher Freeman Hudson. Born May 22, 1909, Dale County. Married Dale County, Jewel Byrd. Lived Ozark, Alabama in 1963.

b)      Wiley Commander. Born in 1877, Dale County and died in Florida. Married the late Addie Hart, who is said to have lived in Coffee County.

8th

Children of Wiley Commander and his wife:

1.    Emmett Commander. Married Lydia ____?

2.    Winston Commander. Married Beatrice ____?

3.    Lems U.? Commander. Lived Holt, Florida in 1964.

4.    Pruiett Commander. Married _____? Johnson. Lived Niceville, Florida in 1964.

7th

Children of Thomas Wesley Commander and his wife from page 42:

c)      Annetta Commander. Born Aug. 31, 1880. Died Dec. 30, 1880. Buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Dale County.

d)      James W. Commander. Born Jan. 15, 1883.  Died Oct. 2, 1888. Buried Pleasant Hill or Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Dale County.

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Children of William Kennedy Commander and his wife from page 42:

5.        Mandaner Commander. Listed in the 1860 Census Records for Santa Rosa County, Florida as "Amanda". Born Aug, 12, 1858 in Alabama, probably in Dale County. Married Jesse Dismuke. It is reported that this family once lived in Pike County, and Mandaner lived at Coffee Springs and Chestnut Grove, as well as Barbour County, Alabama.

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Children of Mandaner (Commander) Dismuke and her husband:

a)      Marvin Dismuke.

b)      Geneva Dismuke. Married Jesse Chancey.

c)      Henry Dismuke. Married _____? Clowers.

d)      Carlton Dismuke. Deceased.

Note: It is reported that three grandsons of Mandaner Dismuke ne Commander Jesse, Luther and Ennice or Ennis? Dismuke lived near Troy, Alabama in 1964.

6.     Celia Commander. Born Nov. 27, 1862. Married Wiley Knight. Said to have lived in Dale County and in the rural section near Enterprise in Coffee County, Alabama.

7th

Children of Celia (Commander) Knight and her husband:

a)     Eva Knight. Deceased. Married Randall Lunsford. Lived Dale County.

b)      Clem Knight. Said to have died unmarried. Lived Dale County.

c)      Foster Knight. Lived Dale County.

d)      Grady Knight. Deceased. Lived Dale County.

e)      Arlie? Knight. Deceased. Lived Dale County. No further information.

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Children of Thomas Commander Sr and his wife from page 39:

d)     Martha E. Commander. Born about 1826, Sumter District. Married prior to 1846, perhaps in Macon County, Georgia, Alexander Wilks, who was born about 1819 in South Carolina (Census). Martha and her family were in Macon County in 1850 and are said to have once lived near Enterprise, Alabama.

6th

Children of Martha E. (Commander) Wilks and her husband:

1.        James A.? Wilks. Born about 1846 in Georgia.

2.        Isabella P. Wilks. Born about 1847 in Georgia.

3.     Julia R. Wilks. Born about 1848 in Georgia

        (These three entries are from the Census.)

e)    Rebecca Ann Commander. Born Nov. 14, 1828, Sumter District, South Carolina. Died Jan. 3, 1915, Holmes County, Florida. Married Dennis Howell, who was born Aug. 11, 1829 in Roberson County, North Carolina, and died Aug. 21, 1913, probably in Holmes County.

            Dennis was son of Marmaduke Howell and his wife, Nancy Reagan, who was daughter of Raford Reagan and his wife, Milly Thomas, who was daughter of Richard Thomas. Raford Reagan was son of John Reagan. Rebecca was sister to William Kennedy Commander who married Nancy Reagan Howell. See page 56.

6th

Children of Rebecca Ann (Commander) Howell and her husband:

1.     John Wesley Howell. Married Sarah S. Vaughan of New Hope Community, Holmes County.

7th

Children of John Wesley Howell and his wife:

a)      James Dennis Howell. Born Oct. 29, 1879. Married perhaps in Jackson County, Florida, Willie Jim Toole, daughter of T. J. Toole and  his wife, Sallie, of Jackson County.

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Children of James Dennis Howell and his wife:

1.    Cecil Howell (male). Married Bill or Bell Ross.

2.    James "Jim" Howell.

3.    Kenon Howell.

4.    Jewel Howell. Married ______? Padgett.

5.    Ruby Howell. Married _____? Sauls. Said to live in Tallahassee, Florida.

6.    Mamie Ruth Howell.

b)      John Wesley Howell Jr. Said to have died in childhood.

c)      Charles Edwin Howell. Born Mar. 28, 1884. Married 1) Feb. 12, 1912, Geneva County, Alabama, Lena S. Duke of Geneva County, who died in 1918, Holmes County, Florida. In 1963 Charles Edwin Howell Lived Rt. 2, Geneva.

8th

Children of Charles Edwin Howell and his first wife:

1.    Glenda Mae Howell. Born Holmes County. Married Marshall M. Stafford.

9th

Children of Glenda Mae (Howell) Stafford and her husband:

a)  Jerrett Duane Stafford.

2.    Charlie Irene Howell. Died in childhood.

8th

Children of Charles Edwin Howell and his first wife from page 43:

3.    Lucile Howell. Born Holmes County. Married Edgar Watford.

9th

Children of Lucile (Howell) Watford and her husband:

a)  Dorothy Watford.

b)  Charles Watford.

7th

Children of John Wesley Howell and his wife from page 43:

c)      Charles Edwin Howell (cont'd). Married 2) May 30, 1920, Aggie Griggs.

8th

Children of Charles Edwin Howell and his second wife:

1.    Betty Lois Howell. Died in infancy.

2.    Charles Wesley Howell. Born  in Holmes County. Married Violet Gerrish of London, England.

3.     William Dean Howell. Married Elizabeth Suggs.

4.    John Herbert Howell. Born Holmes County. Married Carolyn Jones.

5.    Vera Evelyn Howell. Born Holmes County, Florida. Married Herschel Hughes of Geneva, Alabama.

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Children of Vera Evelyn (Howell) Hughes and her husband:

a)  Betty Sherron Hughes.

b)  Violet Ann Hughes.

c)  Brenda Hughes.

6.    Velma Ruth Howell. Born Holmes County.

7.    Melba Virginia Howell. Born Jun. 9, 1933, Holmes County. Married 1) Cleo Dady.

7.    Melba Virginia Howell (cont'd). Married 2) July 3, 1955, Robert D. Cotten.

8.    Ouida Pearl Howell. Born Mar 23, 1935, Holmes County. Married Dec. 10, 1955, Panama City, Florida, James Joseph Davis, who was born Oct. 15, 1930, Plant City, Florida.

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Children of Ouida Pearl (Howell) Davis and her husband:

a)  Linda Jo Davis. Born November 19, 1956, DeLand, Florida.

b)  Rebecca Jean Davis. Born Aug. 19, 1958, DeLand, Florida.

d)      William Daniel Howell. Born June 27, 1894. Died 1918 Oswego, New York unmarried. Served World War I.

e)      Sarah "Sally" Rebecca Howell. Born June 10, 1878. Married Holmes County, Florida, William Malcomb Webb.

8th

Children of Sarah "Sally" Rebecca (Howell) Webb and her husband:

1.    Clarice Webb. Married 1) Walker Simmons.

1.    Clarice Webb (continued). Married 2) Ray Davis.

2.    Fred Webb. Married Vonnie Simmons.

3.    Florence Webb.

4.    Charlie Webb. Married Margaret Gay.

5.    Sydney Webb.

6.    Wilmer Webb.

f)      Mary Etta Howell. Born Jan. 26, 1882. Married Holmes County, Oscar Vaughan.

8th

Children of Mary Etta (Howell) Vaughan and her husband:

1.    Inez Vaughan. Married Fred Laird.

2.    Velma Vaughan. Married Claud Smith.

3.    Edith Mae Vaughan. Married Carthell Baswell.

4.    Cliff Vaughan. Married Ruby Smith.

5.    Leon Vaughan. Married Mary Reece.

6.    Carlton Vaughan. Married Errin Jones.

7.    Paul Vaughan. Unmarried in 1962.

Note: Four of Mary Etta's children and her husband are said to be deceased.

g)      Mattie Ruth Howell. Born Feb. 21, 1886. Married Holmes County, Florida, Charlie C. Mathis.

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Children of Mattie Ruth (Howell) Mathis and her husband:

1.    Zalema Mathis (female). Married ______? Dickinson.

2.    Mary Charles Mathis. Married Bill Farior.

3.    Randall Mathis.

h)      Ethel Howell. Married Walton County, Florida, James Pillie Sellars.

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Children of Ethel (Howell) Sellers and her husband:

1.    James Hurbert Sellars. Married Lurvern Cobb.

2.    Margaret Sellars. Unmarried in 1950.

i)      Gypsie Gertrude Howell. Married Walton County, Florida, Ansley R. Leavins.

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Children of Gypsie Gertrude (Howell) Leavins and her husband:

1.    Murray Leavins.

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Children of Rebecca Ann (Commander) Howell and her husband continued from page 43:

2.        Eugenia Howell. Married Herschel J. Owens of Georgia.

Note: This surname has been furnished as both "Owens" and "Owen".

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Children of Eugenia (Howell) Owens and her husband:

a)      Josephine R. Owens. Born October 10, 1869.

 

Married Holmes County, Florida, James Dancy.

b)        Jerome Lee Owens. Married 1) Alice Gomillion.

b)      Jerome Lee Owens (cont'd). Married 2) Vesta Jones in Alabama.

c)      Simon Peter Owens. Married 1) Holmes County, Florida, Fannie Renfro.

Note: Simon Peter Owens is said to have married three times.

d)      Alice Owens. Married 1) Charles J. Gomillion.

d)      Alice Owens. Married 2) Ralph Granger.

e)      Bartow Owens. Married 1) Lizzie Alred.

e)      Bartow Owens (continued). Married 2) Fannie ______?

f)      Edna Owens. Married Holmes County, Will Renfro.

g)      David D. Owens. Married Holmes County, Lee Vaughan.

h)      Dennis Owens. Married Etta West, who was daughter of Lavonia West ne Commander and her husband John West. See page 41.

i)      Lucy Owens. Married 1) Leonard McGowan, who died in 1918.

i)      Lucy Owens. Married 2) Geneva County, Alabama, James T. Byrd.

j)     Amanda E. Owens. Married in Alabama, James Thomas.

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Children of Rebecca Ann (Commander) Howell and her husband continued from page 44:

3.        Martha E. Howell. Married Marcus Lafayette Curry of Alabama.

Note: They were known as "Mac" & "Mat".

7th

Children of Martha E. (Howell) Curry and her husband:

a)      Dennis Henry Curry. Born Oct. 28, 1877. Unmarried in 1962.

b)      Nellie Curry. Born 1888. Married 1) Millard Vaughan.

b)      Nellie Curry (cont'd). Married 2) Fletcher Deal of Alabama.

c)       Emma Curry. Born 1892. Married Conrad Laird.

4.        Sarah "Susan" Elizabeth Howell. Born July 14, 1875. Married William Joseph Scott of Alabama. Lived Rt. 2, Geneva in 1962.

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Children of Sarah "Susan" Elizabeth (Howell) Scott and her husband:

a)      Frazier Scott. Married Holmes County, Verna Sherror.

b)      Rebecca Scott. Married Holmes County, Lee Trant.

c)      Mattie Scott. Married Holmes County, Priestly Sherror.

d)      Watson Scott. Married Geneva County, Alabama, Ridley Ard.

e)     Jo Ann Scott. Married Geneva County, Bennie Marshall.

f)      Mary Scott. Married Geneva County, Alabama, Dillard Ard.

g)      Sarah Scott. Married 1) Geneva County, James Gordon Owens.

g)      Sarah Scott (cont'd). Married 2) ______? ______?.

5.        Emma Howell. Married Howell People Scott of Alabama. Called "Colonel".

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Children of Emma (Howell) Scott and her husband:

a)      Julia Scott. Married Holmes County, Whitmil Majors.

b)      Howell Scott. Married Holmes County, Minnie Cullifer.

c)     Ida Scott. Married 1) Holmes County, P. G. Harris.

c)     Ida Scott (cont'd). Married 2) Holmes County, ______? Barnes.

d)      Lillie Scott. Married Holmes County, Henry J. Motley.

e)      William D. Scott. Born 1892. Married Holmes County, Florida, Ouida Braswell.

f)      John Wesley Scott. Married Mattie Singletary.

g)      Lizzie Scott. Married Holmes County, George William Curry.

6.     Etta Howell. Born 1864. Died 1941. Married James Whitmill Curry of Alabama.

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Children of Etta (Howell) Curry and her husband:

a)      Alma Curry. Born Sept. 20, 1891. Married Holmes County, W. Ambus Arnold.

b)      James Whitmill Curry Jr. Said to have never married.

c)      Bama Curry. Married Walton County, Florida, Raymond M. Mauldin.

d)      James Ezra Curry. Married Holmes County, Alice Smith.

e)      Luther Curry. Married 1) Florrie Winslow.

e)      Luther Curry. Married 2) Juanita Dancy.

e)      Luther Curry. Married 3) ______?

f)      John W. Curry. Born May 29, 1897. Married Vida Brackins.

g)      Valera Curry. Married Geneva County, Claud Cowen.

h)      Rosa Curry. Married Geneva County, Alabama, Yarborough Braswell.

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Children of Thomas Commander Sr and his wife from page 43:

f)      Henry Y. Commander. Born about 1833 in Georgia, probably in Macon County. Died prior to 1913, probably in Coffee County, Alabama. Married Harriett Jane Windham, who was born about 1840, Coffee County. Died Feb. 16, 1913, Coffee County and is buried Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Coffee County. Harriett Jane was daughter of Pierce Windham of Coffee County, as shown on her death certificate.

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Children of Henry Y. Commander and his wife:

1.        John Huey "Bud" Commander. Born about 1863, most likely in Coffee County. Died prior to 1948, probably in 1946, likely in Coffee County. Married Jan. 5, 1888 Coffee County, Helen Fleming, who was born March 14, 1869, Coffee County. Died Oct. 16, 1948, Coffee County and is buried Calvary Cemetery, Enterprise. Helen was daughter of Jesse Fleming and his wife, Millie Cornet, as shown on her death certificate.

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Children of John Huey Commander and his wife:

a)      Mamie Commander. Married Willie Gunter. Lived Rt. 2, Enterprise in 1963.

b)      Minnie Commander. Married _____? Mills. Lived Rt. 2, Enterprise in 1963.

c)      Lois Commander. Married ______? Harper. Lived New Brockton, Alabama in 1963.

2.        Martha Elizabeth Commander. Born about 1853 in Alabama. Married J. Henry Walls or Wall, who was born about 1853 in Alabama (Census).

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Children of Martha Elizabeth (Commander) Walls or Wall and her husband:

a)      Shellie D. Walls or Wall. Lived R. 2, Enterprise in 1963.

b)      William J. Walls or Wall. Born about 1876 in Alabama.

c)     John Walls or Wall. Born about 1878 in Alabama.

3.     Mary "Mollie" J. Commander. Born about 1859 in Alabama (Census). Married Warren W. M. Walls or Wall, who was born about 1859 in Alabama.

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Children of Mary "Mollie" J. (Commander) Walls or Wall and her husband:

a)      James Walls or Wall. Born about 1879 in Alabama.

4.        William Cimpson Commander. Perhaps the W. C. Commander, who married Cora Mills, Mar. 26, 1893, Coffee County.

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Children of William Cimpson Commander and his wife:

a)     Ida Commander. Married ______? Knight. Lived Rt. 2, Enterprise, Alabama in 1963.

5.        Perhaps Jesse F. Commander, who married Frances Fannin, Mar. 8, 1880 in Coffee County.

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Children of Thomas Commander Sr and his wife from page 45:

g)     Jesse S. Franklin Commander, also known as "Frank Commander". Born about 1829 in Sumter District, South Carolina. Minor in 1847. See pages 197 and 198. Died Sweet Gum Head Community, Holmes County. Buried Mt. Ida Methodist Church Cemetery, New Hope Community, Holmes County. Married probably in Coffee County, Penny Sawyer, who died in or near Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama and is buried in that county.

            One informant stated that Jesse S. Franklin Commander was born in Henry County, Alabama. The compiler is of the opinion this is incorrect information, since his father and no doubt his mother did not leave South Carolina until 1833. See page 41. Jesse S. Franklin Commander is said to have moved from Coffee County to Florida after the death of his wife. The initial "S" in the name of Jesse S. Franklin Commander was most likely for "Samuel".

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Children of Jesse S. Franklin Commander and his wife:

1.    Robert Ira Commander. Born March 14, 1849, it is said perhaps in Bainbridge, Georgia or Baldwin County, Alabama. Died October or Nov. 6, 1919, it is said in Walton, Holmes or Darlington Counties, Florida. Married probably in Baldwin County, Alabama, Callie Caroline Worthington, Weathington or Whethington of Crenshaw, Alabama.

                Robert Ira Commander is said to have lived in Enterprise, Coffee County and Geneva County, Alabama, before moving to Florida.

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Children of Robert Ira Commander and his wife:

a)      Nathaniel Alexander Commander. Born Geneva County. Died in 1931 Panama City, Florida. Buried Camp Ground, Westville. Married Holmes County, Christian "Christy" Huggins, who was born in Holmes County.

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Children of Nathaniel Alexander Commander and his wife:

1.    Ivy or Ira? Commander.

2.    Howard B. Commander. Said to have lived 4514 Gilbert, Jacksonville, Florida in 1963.

3.    Luther Roy or Ray Commander. Born Feb. 7, 1899. Married prior to 1918, Freeport, Florida, Nellie Davis, who was born in 1900, Freeport. Luther is a veteran of World War I and in 1963 lived 6518 Hughes St., Jack-sonville or Rt. 9.

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Children of Luther Roy or Ray Commander and his wife:

a)  Perry Commander. Born Nov. 30, 1918, Ebro, Florida. Married Louise Diess of Jacksonville.

b)  Raymond Roy Commander. Born Mar. 27. 1925, White House, Florida. Married Mobile, Alabama, ______?

c)  Luther Roy or Ray Commander Jr. Born Mar. 26, 1931 MacClenny, Florida. Married, but identity unknown.

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Children of Nathaniel Alexander Commander and his wife from page 46:

4.    Alma Commander.

5.    Mark Commander.

6.    Adeline "Addie" Commander. Married ____? Kenneger. Said to have lived in DeFuniak Springs, Florida in 1963.

7.    Reuben Commander. Said to have lived in Jacksonville.

8.    Buell Commander.

9.    Denan or Dean Commander.

10.    Jahazel Commander. Male.

11.    Dottie Commander.

12.    Robert "Bob" Commander.

13.    Mary Lizzie Commander. Married Ed Gray.

14.    William B. Commander. Said to have lived 6717 Orkney Road, Jacksonville in 1963.

15.    Middie Commander. Married ____? Miller.

16.    Anna Commander. Married Joe Foxworth. Said to have lived in West Bay, Florida. No further information.

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Children of Robert Ira Commander and his wife from page 46:

b)    William Andrew or Ander Commander. Born Aug. 8, 1869, Enterprise. Died July 4, 1947, Geneva, Alabama. Buried New Hope Cemetery, Houston County, Alabama, Married 1895, Hartford, Alabama, Elizabeth Langford, who was born in Geneva near Hartford, and died in Geneva and is buried New Hope Cemetery.

                William and his wife lived in Holmes County near Darlington and moved to Geneva when their son, Charles Edward Commander, was a small boy.

            Elizabeth was daughter of David Langford and his wife, Suzannah Robertson, and was sister to James Anderson Langford who married Sarah "Sallie" Commander daughter of Robert Ira. See item "c)" on page 51.

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Children of William Andrew or Ander Commander and his wife:

1.    Charles Edward Commander. Born Nov. 3, 1909, Darlington, Florida. Married Oct. 15, 1929, Geneva, Lilla Almer Sims. Lived 2201 Antenna Avenue, Dothan, Alabama in 1963.

            Lilla Almer is sister to Wilmer Louis Sims who married Fannie Mae daughter of William Andrew or Ander Commander. See below.

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Children of Charles Edward Commander and his wife:

a)       Frances Loutrella Commander. Born Apr. 16, 1933. Married Sept. 3, 1960, Dothan, Roy Brown Kneeburg Jr.

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Children of Frances Loutrella (Commander) Kneeburg and her husband:

1.     Terry Wade Kneeburg. Born January 6, 1962, Jacksonville, Florida.

b)   Billy Eugene Commander. Born Sept. 17, 1934. Married July 26, 1958, Geneva, Alabama, Martha Jo Galloway. Lived 2510 Wilmot Avenue, Jacksonville in 1963.

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Children of Billy Eugene Commander and his wife:

1.     Billy Eugene Commander Jr. Born Dec. 8, 1960, Jacksonville.

2.     Scott Christopher Commander. Born May 29, 1963, Jacksonville.

c)  Robbie June Commander. Born July 27, 1936. Died Jan.  4, 1937.

2.    Lou Venia Commander. Born Nov. 25, 1902, Holmes County. Married July 23, 1923, Dothan, Charles Steven Smith, who was born Sept. 22, 1892, Geneva County.

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Children of Lou Venia (Commander) Smith and her husband:

a)  James Hayward Smith. Born May 9, 1924, Geneva County. Married June 19, 1946, Slocomb, Alabama, Myrtle Inez Hall, who was born June 22, 1930, Geneva County.

          In 1963 James Hayward Smith was serving with the United States Air Force.

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Children of James Hayward Smith and his wife:

1.     Linda Carol Smith. Born Mar. 21, 1953, Fort Walton, Florida.

b)  Jewel Rene Smith. Born Jan. 23, 1926, Geneva County. Married Houston County, Alabama, William Elmer McNeil, who was born June 1, 1924, Houston County. Lived Rt. 2 (Box 219), Dothan in 1963.

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Children of Jewel Rene (Smith) McNeil and her husband:

1.     Glenda Jean McNeil. Born Sept. 27, 1945, Geneva County.

2.     Brenda Gayle McNeil. Born August 9, 1949, Houston County.

c)  William Herman Smith. Born Nov. 22, 1929, Geneva County, Alabama. Married 1947, Columbus, Georgia, Mildred Boyette, who was born in Geneva County. Lived Rt. 2, Slocomb, Alabama in 1963.

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Children of William Herman Smith and his wife:

1.     William Donald Smith. Born Nov. 15, 1949, Columbus.

d)  Jeanette Smith. Born Jan. 24, 1931, Geneva
County. Married Marianna, Florida, William L. Milborn, who was born May 31, 1931, Peoria, Illinois. Lived 807 E. Clark St., Warrensburg, Missouri in 1963.

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Children of Jeanette (Smith) Milborn and her husband:

1.     Carolyn Annette Milborn. Born May 29, 1947, Geneva County.

2.     Jimmy Lee Milborn. Born Oct. 6, 1949, Geneva county.

3.     Terri Lynn Milborn. Born Sept. 24, 1956, Warrensburg, Missouri.

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Children of William Andrew or Ander Commander and his wife from page 47:

3.    Fannie Mae Commander. Married Wilmer Louis Sims, who is brother to Lilla Almer Sims, wife of Charles Edward Commander, brother to Fannie Mae. No issue. See above.

4.    Nora Irene Commander. Deceased in 1963. Married Charlie Boutwell. No issue.

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Children of Robert Ira Commander and his wife from page 47:

c)      Sarah "Sallie" Ann Commander. Born Apr. 19, 1873. Died Apr. 11, 1946, Coffee County, Alabama. Buried Daleville Cemetery, Daleville, Dale County. Married about 1894 or 1895, Bonifay, Florida, James Anderson Langford, who was born Oct. 13, ____?, Geneva County. Died July 8, 1944, Midland City, Alabama and is buried Daleville Cemetery, Daleville. James was son of David Langford and his wife Suzannah Robertson and was brother to Elizabeth Langford, wife of William Andrew or Ander Commander.

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Children of Sarah "Sallie" Ann (Commander) Langford and her husband:

1.    David Sumter Langford. Born in 1896. Died in 1896 in Alabama.

2.    George Washington Langford. Born June 22, 1897. Died November, 1929, Baker County, Alabama. Buried Daleville Cemetery, Daleville. Married Lillie Arnet or Arnnort, who lived Rt. 1, New Hope, Alabama in 1963.

3.     Lelar Langford. Born Jan. 27, 1899. Died Apr. 15, 1924, Daleville. Buried Daleville. Married Robert Wilson Miller, who was born July 21, 1895. Died May 2, 1957, Daleville and is buried Daleville.

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Children of Lelar (Langford) Miller and her husband:

a)  Velma Miller. Married Jess Standford or


Stanford. Lived New Brockton, Alabama in 1963.

b)  Bertha Lee Miller. Died Dec. 19, 1963. Married Dec. 31, 1930, Troy, Alabama, James Clarence Whitten, who was born Oct. 4, ____?, Pike County, Alabama. Lived Rt. 1, Daleville in 1963.

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Children of Bertha Lee (Miller) Whitten and her husband:

1.     Annie Pearl Whitten. Born Oct. 1, 1934, Pike County. Married Franklin D. Brackins. Lived Newton, Alabama, in 1964.

2.     Bobby Ellson Whitten. Born Aug. 21, 1937, Pike County. Married Jonnie Pope. Lived Rt. 2, Newton in 1964.

3.     Linda Ray Whitten. Born July 12, 1940, Pike County. Married Billy Davis. Lived Rt. 2, Newton in 1963.

4.     Fannie Jay Whitten. Born Sept. 23, 1942, Houston County, Alabama. Lived Dothan, Alabama in 1964.

5.     Winnie Bell Whitten. Born March 28, 1946, Dale County, Alabama. Married James Earl Carroll. Lived 600 E. Josephine St., Apt. 2, San Antonio, Texas in 1964.

6.     Luedell Whitten. Born Jan. 26, 1951, Houston County, Alabama. Lived Rt. 2, Newton in 1964.

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Children of Lelar (Langford) Miller and her husband:

c)  Levie Miller. Married Louise Legar. Lived Rt. 1, Daleville in 1963.

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Children of Sarah "Sallie" Ann (Commander) Langford and her husband continued:

4.    Susie Caroline Langford. Born May 5, 1900. Married 1) the late Ive Smith.

4.    Susie Caroline Langford (cont'd). Married 2) the late Wyatt Shira. In 1963 Susie Caroline (Langford) Shira lived Rt. 2, Chipley, Florida.

5.    Mae Bell Langford. Born June 29, 1901, Geneva County, Alabama. Married Nov. 24, 1919, Bainbridge, Georgia, Crodie M. Day, who was born Feb. 9, 1900, Coffee County, Alabama. Died April 11, 1954, Lake County, Florida, and is buried Greenwood Cemetery, Eustis, Florida. In 1963 Mae Bell (Langford) Day lived Rt. 1, Umatilla, Florida.

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Children of Mae Bell (Langford) Day and her husband:

a)  Elza May Day. Born Sept. 9, 1920, New Brockton, Alabama. Married Apr. 7, 1943, Starke, Florida, Everett Walter Shuler, who was born Jan. 7, 1916, Winter Beach, Florida. Lived 3405 S. Tarpon St., Ocala, Florida in 1963.

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Children of Elza May (Day) Shuler and her husband:

1.     William Everett Shuler. Born Mar. 23, 1944, Eustis.

2.     Margaret Juanita Shuler. Born June 29, 1945, Eustis.

3.     Suzanna Shuler. Born Jan. 11, 1947, Homestead, Florida. Married July 3, 1963, Henry H. Pratt Jr.

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Children of Mae Bell (Langford) Day and her husband from page 48:

b)  Charles Day. Born March 26, 1926, Lake County, Florida. Married Mar. 11, 1944, Orlando, Florida, Kathleen Stockwell.

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Children of Charles Day and his wife:

1.     Dianna Lynn Day. Lived with her mother and stepfather in Warren, Ohio in 1964, and was known as Dianna Lynn Day Shively.

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Children of Sarah "Sallie" Ann (Commander) Langford and her husband continued:

6.    William Henry Langford. Born Feb. 1903. Married Luvine Smith. Address in 1963: General Delivery, Midland City.

7.    Annie Adell Langford. Born Mar. 11, 1907, Geneva County, Alabama. Married Mar. 9, 1924, Enterprise, Edward Sullivant, who was born March 29, 1900 in Dale County, Alabama. Edward Sullivant is son of Jacob Asberry Sullivant & his wife, Fannie Treadaway, who married in 1899 in Ozark, Alabama.

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Children of Annie Adell (Langford) Sulivant and her husband:

a)  Rastus Sullivant. Born June 15, 1927, Crenshaw County, Alabama. Married Oct. 10, 1948, Columbus, Georgia, Vera Jenkins.

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Children of Rastus Sullivant and his wife:

1.     Barbara Christine Sullivant. Born Jan. 30, 1956, Coffee County, Alabama.

2.     Tommy Sullivant. Born May 30, 1958, Geneva County.

b)  Billy Ramon Sullivant. Born Sept. 15, 1933, Coffee County. Married Feb. 27, 1952, Enterprise, Callie Jane Carr.

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Children of Billy Ramon Sullivant and his wife:

1.     Beverly Dianne Sullivant. Born Sept. 26, 1953, Coffee County.

2.     Janet Anita Sullivant. Born Jan. 6, 1956, Geneva County.

c)  Curtis Clifton Sullivant. Born May 1, 1936, Dale County, Alabama. Married May 9, 1961, Enterprise, Alabama, Nora Bradshaw.

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Children of Curtis Clifton Sullivant and his wife:

1.     John Curtis Sullivant. Born Apr. 29, 1962, Coffee County.

2.     David Paul Sullivant. Born May 4, 1963, Coffee County.

d)  Jerry Mack Sullivant. Born Aug. 19, 1939, Dale County. Married July 1, 1960, Enterprise, Annie Lou Champion.

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Children of Jerry Mack Sullivant and his wife:

1.     Joey Allen Sullivant. Born April 30, 1961, Dale County.

e)  Nancy Louise Sullivant. Born May 1, 1943, Dale County. Married May 1, 1958, Enterprise, Ray Hussey.

f)  Edward Sullivant Jr. Born Feb. 19, 1946, Dale County, Alabama. Married Dec. 28, 1963, Enterprise, Alabama, Vonnie Turner.

8.    Byrman Joseafus Langford. Born April 8, 1910. Married Inez Drinkard. Lived Rt. 4, Tampa, Florida in 1963.

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Children of Byrman Joseafus Langford and his wife:

a)  Nell Langford. Married ______? Tabor. Lived Sorrento, Florida in 1963.

b)  Guy Preston Langford. Lived Rt 4, Tampa in 1963.

9.    David Langford. Born 1896. Died 1896.

10.    James Willie Langford. Born in February, 1912. Married Janie Lovett. Lived Sorrento, Florida in 1963.

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Children of Robert Ira Commander and his wife from page 48:

d)      Matilda "Tildy" Commander. Buried Mt. Ida Methodist Church Cemetery, New Hope Community, Holmes County, Florida. Married Wesley Marlow.

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Children of Matilda "Tildy" (Commander) Marlow and her husband:

1.    Jessie Marlow. Said to have died in infancy.

2.    Pearly Marlow. Married Sarah _______? Said to have lived near Darlington, Florida.

3.    Attla Marlow. Married Bud Johnson.

4.    Ola Marlow. Said to be deceased.

5.    Etta Marlow. Married Dave Lindsey. Said to be oldest daughter and to have once lived in Hartford and Geneva, Alabama.

6.    Amady Marlow.

7.    Alex Marlow.

8.    Andrew or Ander Marlow. Married ____? in Alabama.

9.    Malcomb Marlow. Married ____? Sanders.

10.    Annia Marlow.

11.    Mamie Lou Marlow.

12.    Annalee or Anna Lee Marlow. Said to be deceased.

13.    Richard Marlow. Said to be deceased.

14.    Mandy Lou Marlow. Said to be deceased.

15.    Elsie or Elza Marlow, perhaps Elsie May.

16.      Hurtis Marlow. Said to lived 61 Third Avenue, Whistler, Alabama in 1963.

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Children of Robert Ira Commander and his wife from page 49:

e)      Samuel Franklin Commander. Born Jan. 2, 1877, Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama. Died July 14, 1955, Sopchoppy, Florida. Buried West Sopchoppy. Married March 4, 1898, Holmes County, Florida, Anna Lodusky Petty, who was born October 4, 1885, Coffee County.

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Children of Samuel Franklin Commander and his wife:

1.    Homer Alvah Commander. Born Aug. 17, 1900. Married 1) Pearl McDonald.

1.    Homer Alvah Commander (cont'd). Married 2) Bernice Moore.

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Children of Homer Alvah Commander and his second wife:

a)  Alvah Raymond Commander. Lived Atlanta, Georgia in 1999.

b)  Lawrence Commander. Lived at 125 Gilbert Drive, Chipley, Florida in 1999.

c)  Frank Commander. Officer in the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

2.    Carrie Bernette Commander. Born Apr. 17, 1904. Married  _______? Ashmore. Lived Sopchoppy in 1963.

3.    Vela Dorris Commander. Born May 8, 1907. Died Nov. 30, 1907.

4.    Bonnah Henry Commander. Born Feb. 16, 1909. Died May 29, 1952.

5.    Doxie Reba Commander. Born Mar. 4, 1912. Married Howard Storrs. Lived Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, Florida in 1963.

6.    Ula Olive Commander. Born Sept. 3, 1915. Died Dec. 20, 1919.

7.    Myrtice Vera Commander. Born Nov. 30, 1918. Married W. H. Clark. Lived 1947 Greenwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida in 1963.

8.    Franklin Commander. Known as "Frank" Commander Jr. Born Sept. 9, 1922, DeFuniak Springs, Walton County, Florida. Married November 17, 1944, Cairo, Georgia, Lois Woolfolk, who was born Sept. 18, 1925, Cairo.

            In 1963 Franklin Commander was associated with the Florida State Department of Education, Tallahassee, Florida and lived 1814 Sunset Lane, Tallahassee.

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Children of Franklin Commander and his wife:

a)  Carol Brooke Commander. Born Feb. 4, 1951, Crestview, Florida.

b)  Laura Lynn Commander. Born July 3, 1954, Clermont, Florida.

9.    Bobby Jack Commander. Born April 4, 1931. Murdered December 30, 1962, Leesville or Hinesville, Louisiana. Married Waco, Texas, Doris Rutherford of Waco.

            In 1963 Doris lived at 705 N. 33rd, Waco.

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Children of Bobby Jack Commander and his wife:

a)  Karen Gail Commander. Born Sept. 27, 1954, Waco, Texas.

b)  Robert Mich Commander. Born May 1, 1947, Waco.

Note: The two children listed below are said to be children of Doris (Rutherford) Commander by a pervious marriage and to have been adopted by Bobby Jack Commander.

c)  Dolly Commander.

d)  Debbie Commander.

10.    Samuel Buford Commander. Born Dec. 6, 1925, DeFuniak Springs, Walton County, Florida. Married July 14, 1947, Tavares, Florida, Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" Strickland, who was born Oct. 1925, Duluth, Gwinnett County, Georgia.

            In 1963 Samuel Buford Commander was a member of the faculty of Howey Academy, Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida and Sarah Elizabeth (Strickland) Commander was member of the faculty of the City or County Schools, Howey-in-the-Hills.

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Children of Samuel Buford Commander and his wife:

a)  Annette Elizabeth Commander. Born Oct. 28, 1952, Leesburg, Florida.

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Children of Robert Ira Commander and his wife continued:

f)      George Washington Commander. Born Oct. 12, 1881, Holmes County, Florida. Buried Leonia Community, Holmes County. Married Jan. 28, 1905, Walton County at the home of Thomas McDonald, Mary Savannah Burgess, who was born Feb. 2, 1883, Geneva County, Alabama.

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Children of George Washington Commander and his wife:

1.    Wilmer Franklin Commander. Born Oct. 18, 1905, Geneva County. Married Irene LeJetty Hudson, who was born Mar. 12, 1908, Dale County. Lived Rt. 2, Westville, Florida in 1964.

                Irene LeJetty Hudson is daughter of Jeffie Monroe Hudson and his wife, Allie Nora Adella, who was daughter of Thomas Wesley Commander and his wife, Sara Annastachy (Anastasia) Cannady. See pages 63 and 64.

2.    Ada Carline "Caroline?" Commander. Born Feb. 4, 1908, Holmes County, Florida. Married Sept. 27, 1921, Walton County, William Clayton Conner. Lived Rt. 1, Westville in 1964.

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Children of Ada Carline "Caroline?" (Commander) Conner and her husband:

a)  William Harley Conner. Lived 2600 Bethaway, Orlando, Florida in 1963.

3.    Fred Harcus Commander. Born Feb. 23, 1910, Walton County. Married Jan. 31, 1947, Geneva, Martha Olivia Harrell, who was born Oct. 7, 1917, Lakewood, Walton County.

            In 1964 Fred Harcus Commander was connected with the United States Post Office at DeFuniak Springs, Florida.

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Children of Fred Harcus Commander and his wife:

a)  Carl Harrell Commander. Born Dec. 28, 1947, DeFuniak Springs.

b)  John Wade Commander. Born Mar 23, 1950, DeFuniak Springs.

c)  George Daniel Commander. Born Nov. 12, 1952, DeFuniak Springs.

4.    Ruby Lee Commander. Born Aug. 14, 1912, Walton County. Married Hubert Earl McCrary. Address in 1964: Box 288C, Montgomery 8, Alabama.

5.    Mary George Commander. Born Oct. 9, 1917, Walton County. Married Murdock N. Belser. Lived Freeport, Florida in 1964.

6.    Addie Ruth Commander. Born Dec. 12, 1918, Walton, County. Married in 1940 in Luverne, Alabama, K. Griel Petry. Lived 20 Ruberia Ave., Pensacola, Florida in 1964.

7.    Mildred Juanita Commander. Born Dec. 14, 1922, Walton County. Married Jul. 25, 1941, Chipley, Florida, Leon Campbell. Lived DeFuniak Springs in 1964.

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Children of Robert Ira Commander and his wife from page 50:

g)      Nancy Commander. Buried Mt. Ida Methodist
Church Cemetery, New Hope Community, Holmes County, Florida. Married George Washington Stafford, who was born in Holmes
County. Died in Mar. 1933, Holmes County and is buried Mt. Ida Methodist Church Cemetery, Holmes County.

              Nancy was the second wife of George Washington Stafford. His first wife was Louise "Lou", daughter of Henry Jefferson Commander, son of Jesse S. Franklin. See page 85.

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Children of Nancy (Commander) Stafford and her husband:

1.    Gypsy Lee Stafford (fem). Married Willie Smith. Said to have lived in Westville in 1963.

2.    Hattie or Hettie Stafford. Deceased in 1963. Married Cliff Bowers.

Note: Cliff Bowers also married Donnie daughter of Louise "Lou" (Commander) Stafford, who was daughter of Henry Jefferson Commander and his first wife, Nancy Jane Prescott. See page 86.

3.    Millbourne Stafford. Said to have married

and to have been the father of a daughter, and to have lived in Tampa, Florida.

4.    Roy Stafford. Married Viola Smith. Said to have lived in Westville in 1963.

h)      Emma Commander. Born in 1886 and died 1961. Buried Mount Ida Methodist Church Cemetery, Holmes County. Married 1) William Chasson.

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Children of Emma (Commander) Chasson and her first husband:

1.    Missie Chasson.

h)      Emma Commander (continued). Married 2) James "Jim" Wood, who is buried Mt. Ida Methodist Church Cemetery.

8th

Children of Emma (Commander) Wood and her second husband:

1.    Millard Wood.

2.    Oma or Naomi Wood. Married ___? Miller.

3.    Robert Wood. Lived DeFuniak Springs in 1963.

4.    Ruth Wood.

5.    Meddie Wood. Married _____? Miller.

i)      James "Wile" Wiley Commander. Married Frances Aline Tice. Said to have lived in DeFuniak Springs or Argule, Florida in 1962.

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Children of James Wiley Commander and his wife:

1.    James Floyd Commander. Said to have died in childhood.

2.    George Lester Commander. Said to have died in childhood.

3.    Maxwell Commander. Said to have died in childhood.

4.    Gordon LaFayette Commander. Reported to have been killed in World War II while serving as aircraft gunner with the U. S. Air Force.

Note: Gordon LaFayette Commander from Alabama was a Staff Sergeant and was killed 15 Dec. 1944, and he is buried at the U. S. Military Cemetery, Florence, Italy.

 Information from Malcolm J. Commander, Ilford, Essex, England.

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Children of Robert Ira Commander and his wife from page 51:

j)      Henry Jefferson Commander 2nd. Deceased. Married Martha Jane Hobbs, deceased, who is said to be buried at White House, Florida.

Note: Henry Jefferson 2nd was nephew to Henry Jefferson Commander 1st. See below.

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Children of Henry Jefferson Commander 2nd and his wife:

1.    Bessie Lou Commander. Married Egbert Bell. Lived White House and/or Blountstown, Florida.

2.    Robert Commander. Deceased.

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Children of Jesse S. Franklin Commander and his wife from page 46:

2.    Henry Jefferson Commander 1st. Born Sept. 24, 1854, Coffee County, Alabama. Died Aug. 10, 1940, Holmes County, Florida. Buried Mt. Ida Methodist Church Cemetery. Married 1) about 1870 or 1871, Coffee County, Nancy Jane Prescott, who was born March 28, 1848, Coffee County. Died July 20, 1926, Sweet Gum Head Community, Holmes County and is buried Mt Ida Methodist Church Cemetery, New Hope Community, Holmes County.

            Henry Jefferson Commander 1st is said to have moved to Florida from Coffee County.

                Nancy Jane Prescott was sister to Zachariah Prescott who married Jo Anna Commander, sister to Henry Jefferson Commander 1st. See page 89.

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Children of Henry Jefferson Commander 1st and his first wife:

a)      James Carter Monroe Commander. Born Mar. 5, 1875, Enterprise, Coffee County. Died Mar. 9, 1950, Sweet Gum Head Community, Westville, and buried Sweet Gum Head Church of Christ Cemetery, Holmes County. Married May 10, 1899, Holmes County, Elizabeth Arabella Stanley, who was born Jan. 20, 1879, Leonia Community, Holmes County and lived Sweet Gum Head Community in December


of 1962.

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Children of James Carter Monroe Commander and his wife:

1.    Emogene J. Commander. Born Dec. 22, 1904, Sweet Gum Head Community. Married Willie Louise Harrell, who was born Oct. 11, 1909, Holmes County. Lived Rt. 1 (Box 200), Westville in 1962.

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Children of Emogene J. Commander and his wife:

a)  Willie Helen Commander. Married Cyrial C. "Bill" Galloway. Lived Rt. 1, Westville in 1962.

10th

Children of Willie Helen (Commander) Galloway and her husband:

1.     Gary Leon Galloway.

2.     Jerry Bryan Galloway.

3.     Hilton Cyrial Galloway.

4.     Mary Helen Galloway.

b)  Ernest Gene Commander. Unmarried in 1962.

2.    James Mildridge Commander. Married Ella Barrett. Lived Westville, Florida in 1962.

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Children of James Mildridge Commander and his wife:

a)  Willie James Commander. Marrried Mildred Pate. Lived Panama City, Florida in 1962. Believed worked for or owned Panama City Real Estate.

10th

Children of Willie James Commander and his wife:

1.     Charles William Commander.

2.     Sarah Commander.

3.     Judy Commander.

4.     Willie James Commander Jr.

b)  Ruby Charles Commander. Married A. D. Ryals. Lived Troy, Alabama in 1962.

c)  Gerald Lee Commander. Married Eleanor Hall. Lived Ponce de Leon, Florida in 1962.

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Children of Gerald Lee Commander and his wife:

1.     Janie Commander.

2.     Jerry Commander.

3.     Eunice Dollie Commander. Married Josh Ammons. Lived Troy in 1963.

4.     Claudie Neal Commander. Unmarried in 1962.

5.     Jesse Coy Commander. Married Glyndale Bedsole. Lived Westville in 1962.

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Children of Jesse Coy Commander and his wife:

a)  Jimmy Ray Commander.

b)  Janice Commander.

c)  Johnathon Commander.

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Children of Henry Jefferson Commander 1st and his first wife:

b)    Zachariah R. Commander. Born Apr. 3, 1877, Jackson County, Florida. Died June 22, 1943, Dothan, Alabama. Buried Mt. Ida Methodist Church Cemetery, New Hope Community, Holmes County. Married Feb. 14, 1899, Holmes County, Elizabeth Spears, who was born Nov. 5, 1874, Geneva County, Alabama. Died Nov. 29, 1962, Holmes County and is buried Mt. Ida Methodist Church Cemetery.

            It is said that the initial "R" in the name Zachariah R. Commander had no significance, that he had no middle name but used the initial "R".

            Elizabeth was the daughter of Dan Spears and was first cousin to Vera Spears, who married Porter Day Commander, son of John McDonald Commander. See page 57.

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Children of Zachariah R. Commander and his wife:

1.    Manley Arthur Commander. Born Mar. 10, 1901, Holmes County. Married Jan. 18, 1920, Geneva, Alabama, Annie Mae Singletary, who was born Sept. 29, 1900, Holmes County.

            Annie Mae is daughter of Joseph Jackson Singletary, who was born June 28, 1874, Holmes County, and his wife, Mary Frances White, who was born Aug. 1, 1874 in Georgia, and who lived in Holmes County in 1920. In 1963 Manley Arthur Commander and his wife lived Rt. 1, Westville.

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Children of Manley Arthur Commander & his wife:

a)  Wallace Carey Commander. Born Oct. 11, 1920, Holmes County. Married Feb. 22, 1945, Beaumont, Texas, Constance Elaine Christopher, who was born Sept. 1, 1919, Monroe, Louisiana. Lived 2445 Green Avenue, Port Arthur, Texas in 1963.

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Children of Wallace Carey Commander his wife:

1.     Andrea Carole Commander. Born Dec. 27, 1946, Port Arthur.

2.     Carey Christopher Commander. Born June 14, 1949, Port Arthur.

b)  Hubert Cromer Commander. Born Dec. 14, 1921, Holmes County. Married Feb. 16, 1946, Port Arthur, Edna Earl Sammons, who was born October 5, 1923, Black, Alabama. Lived Westville in 1962.

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Children of Hubert Cromer Commander and his wife:

1.     Donal(d) Earl Commander. Born Aug.


28, 1947, Enterprise, Alabama.

2.     Jerry Cromer Commander. Born Dec. 7, 1951, Enterprise.

3.     Sharon Ann Commander. Born Sept. 10, 1956, Geneva.

c)  Dewain Commander. Born January 28, 1924, Holmes County, Florida. Married in May, 1949, Port Arthur, Texas, Geraldine Laxson, who was born in Texas.

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Children of Dewain Commander and his wife:

1.     Raymond Lynn Commander. Born Feb. 15, 1950, Port Arthur.

d)  Bina Lou Commander. Born May 11, 1927, Holmes County. Married Jan. 17, 1946, Geneva, Alabama, George Earl Sledge, who was born April 29, 1928, Holmes County. Lived Mobile, Alabama in 1962.

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Children of Bina Lou (Commander) Sledge and her husband:

1.     Patricia Ann Sledge. Born Feb. 6, 1953, Mobile, Alabama.

2.     Loretta Denise Sledge. Born Oct. 2, 1955, Mobile, Alabama.

e)  Mary Clyde Commander. Born July 10, 1925, Holmes County. Married Feb. 21, 1945, Crestview, Florida, R. C. Saint, who was born Feb. 12, 1921, Lawrence County, Alabama.

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Children of Mary Clyde (Commander) Saint and her husband:

1.     James Renay Saint. Born Apr. 29, 1947, Moulton, Alabama.

2.     Vickie Delores Saint. Born Nov. 13, 1949, Holmes County.

3.     Farrell Wayne Saint. Born June 30, 1955, Moulton, Alabama.

2.    Jay Dee Commander. Born Nov. 29, 1899, Holmes County. Married Julia Huggins.

Note: It is said that Jay Dee Commander and his wife are the parents of ten children.

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Children of Jay Dee Commander and his wife:

a)  Alpha Ruth Commander.

c)  Lester Hickman Commander.

c)  Willie Jean Commander.

d)  Rex Paul Commander.

e)  Carlton Commander.

f)   Bruice or Bruce? Commander.

g)  Coleman Commander.

h)  Shellie Commander.

i)  Buck Commander. Lived Dothan, Alabama in 1963.

j)  ______? Commander.